MIT To Introduce Analogue Brain Chip

MIT Introducing Analogue Brain ChipThe most commonly used approach to model the human brain in silicon chip that involves inserting processing power as much as possible until the capabilities like that of the human is reached. IBM’s Watson is precious example of such type.

Choosing a different approach, a team comprising MIT researchers have recently created a brain-like chip of silicon that is capable of simulating the activity encrypted in a unit of brain synapse by mimicking the chemicals, and ion-based channels of communication flowing between synapses.

To accomplish this wonder, Chi-Sang Poon, the principal researcher in the Harvard-MIT technology and Health Sciences division, and his fellows used about 400 transistors and CMOS techs for building a chip that permits current flow through well tuned analog system.

“If you really want to develop a prototype of brain functions practically, you need to think about something more than only spiking. You may have to capture intracellular processes that are based on ion channels,” Poon stated. 

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