Questions tagged [neuromorphic-engineering]

Use for questions related to use of electronic circuits to mimic neuro-biological architectures present in the nervous system or in neural networks. ("Neuromorphic computing" is sometimes used synonomouosly)

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Where could I find information on the learning methods used in Neurogrid?

I have been searching for more than one week which learning methods were used in Neurogrid. But I only found descriptions of its architecture (chips, circuits, analog and/or digital components, ...
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What does the CM1K chip (which uses ZISC) exactly do?

There's been a lot of apocalyptic hype (on the media) about CM1K and other similar technologies. Elon Musk has voiced fears about it taking over the world, which unfortunately are not unfounded. My ...
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Since there are different types of neurons in adjacent positions in the brain's arrays, should heterogeneous layers be developed?

Below is a taxonomy of neurons. Some of these types occur in different locations in the brain, but there are adjacent neurons of varying types with clearly functional type diversity in many parts of ...
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Is there research that employs realistic models of neurons?

Is there research that employs realistic models of neurons? Usually, the model of a neuron for a neural network is quite simple as opposed to the realistic neuron, which involves hundreds of proteins ...
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If digital values are mere estimates, why not return to analog for AI?

The impetus behind the twentieth century transition from analog to digital circuitry was driven by the desire for greater accuracy and lower noise. Now we are developing software where results are ...
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How to model inhibitory synapses in the artificial neuron? [Biological inspiration]

In the brain some synapses are stimulating and some inhibiting. ReLu erases that property to only stimulating once, since in the brain inhibition doesn't mean 0 output, but more precisely - negative ...
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Could a large number of interconnected tiny turing-complete computer chips be patterned across a wafer to simulate a programmable neural network?

The Intel 8080 had 4500 transistors and ran at 2-3.125 MHz. By comparison, the 18-core Xeon Haswell-E5 han 5,560,000,000 transistors and can run at 2 GHz. Would it be possible or prudent to simulate a ...
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Is it possible to build human-brain-level artificial intelligence based on neuromorphic chips and neural networks?

I read a lot about the structure of the human brain and artificial neural networks. I wonder if it is possible to build an artificial intelligence with neural networks that would be divided into ...
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What non-math/CS classes are good supplements for computational neuroscience and/or linguistics? [closed]

Note: I wanted to ask a meta-post first to see if this site was supposed to be used only for AI-related questions, or if AI-related questions such as this were allowed, too, but apparently you need to ...
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How do Artificial Neural Networks store data compared to Biological Neural Networks?

Do scientists know by what mechanism biological brains/biological neural networks store data? I was thinking about @kenorbs question about implanting nanobots to build an AGI on top of human wetware. ...
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How does using ASIC for the acceleration of AI work?

We can read on Wikipedia page that Google built a custom ASIC chip for machine learning and tailored for TensorFlow which helps to accelerate AI. Since ASIC chips are specially customized for one ...
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Are there any artificial neuromorphic systems which can mimic the brain?

I'd like to know whether there were attempts to simulate the whole brain, I'm not talking only about some ANN on microchips, but brain simulations.
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How powerful a computer is required to simulate the human brain?

How much processing power is needed to emulate the human brain? More specifically, the neural simulation, such as communication between the neurons and processing certain data in real-time. I ...