IBM reveals ‘brain’ supercomputer: ‘neurosynaptic’ chip can replicate 16m neurons

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is first customer for chipCan replicate the equivalent of 16 million neurons and 4 billion synapsesConsumes just 2.5 watts, the energy equivalent of a hearing aid battery By Mark Prigg For Dailymail.com Published: 18:19, 30 March 2016 | Updated: 18:23, 30 March 2016 It is the nearest thing to a human brain in silicon form.Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and IBM have revealed a new deep learning supercomputer they say could boost AI systems. Based on a ‘neurosynaptic’ computer chip called IBM TrueNorth, it can replicate the equivalent of 16 million neurons and 4 billion synapses – yet consumes just 2.5 watts, the energy equivalent of a hearing aid battery.Scroll down for video  TrueNorth can replicate the equivalent of 16 million neurons and 4 billion synapses – yet consumes…


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