Brainy microchips coming our way

They learn, they adapt: how long till new AI develop feelings?

To be precise, the microchip adapts and learns like a brain.

Stuffed with 11,011 electrodes into its single two-by-two millimeter piece of silicon, these microchips can process information in real-time comparable to an actual brain.

Computer systems have tried to emulate the functions of the human brain, but are usually clunky and fail to achieve the real-time processing prowess of the grey matter between your ears.

Built by a team of scientists from the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, the neuromorphic microchip’s ultimate goal is to emulate the properties of biological neurons and synapses, said University of Zurich professor Giacomo Indiveri.

As these chips take on more complex tasks, true artificial intelligence will turn from fiction to reality. But hold your horses, it could take ten years or even more before these neuromorphic microchips can match the true adaptability of the human brain.

For the moment, you’ll have to make do with smart homes that are seemingly intelligent.

[Science Daily via Gizmodo]

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