In addition to 49 qubits to quantum test chips, Intel also came up with another revolutionary chip for neuromorphic computing (Neuromorphic Computing), simply to simulate the human brain through digital circuits, is expected to bring AI artificial Intelligent exponential burst and higher energy efficiency.
This chip code-named "Loihi" (Hawaii volcano), in fact, in September 2017 have been unveiled, but was only FPGA simulation, and now it is a complete molding, is a fully functional silicon chip.
Like the human brain, the Loihi chip delivers information by pulsing or spiking and automatically adjusts for synaptic strength. It learns autonomously and sends commands through various feedbacks in the environment.
Intel said that eventually the neuromorphic chip can be used in any environment that requires real-time data processing, such as safer cameras and smart city infrastructure, real-time interactive communications with autonomous vehicles, traffic lights automatically adapted to traffic lights, and cameras looking for missing people.
Intel will share Loihi chips with leading universities and research institutes in the first half of this year for more complex data sets and problems.
There was no newest news about the specs, as previously disclosed was the 128 compute cores inside, with 1024 artificial neurons integrated into each core, totaling 131,000 neurons interconnected by 130 million synapses.
Compared to the more than 800 billion neurons in the human brain, Intel's chip computing scale is still a trivial matter, but a little more complicated than the shrimp brain, but it is a landmark breakthrough from the traditional processor 桎 梏Get rid of it, representing the future direction.