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8/12/2013

The Institute of Neuroinformatics at the Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule is developing computational models for hybrid analog/digital semiconductors that implement neuromorphic cognitive systems. (Source: ETH)
The Institute of Neuroinformatics at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule is developing computational models for hybrid analog/digital semiconductors that implement neuromorphic cognitive systems.
(Source: ETH)

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krisi
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Re: power
krisi   8/13/2013 12:06:16 AM
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thank you Colin...it would be nice to have the researchers who did that work confirm power savings

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R_Colin_Johnson   8/12/2013 8:39:57 PM
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Don't have any numbers for silicon retinas, but the long-term goal IBM's cognitive computers is to simulate corelets on a supercomputer that consumes mega-Watts, then execute them on a cognitive computer that consumes kilo-Watts--1000-to-1 less power.

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krisi   8/12/2013 3:54:30 PM
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I think everyone understand it will be much lower power, otherwise you would not bother doing it...but the key questions is how much lower? 10x? 100x? 1000x?

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krisi   8/12/2013 3:53:12 PM
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Agree...this is just a small test chip demonstrating technological capabilities...long way to human retina

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R_Colin_Johnson   8/12/2013 3:22:46 PM
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Regarding power dissipation it should be drastically less, because artificial neurons dissipate very little power except when firing voltage spikes, which typically only occurs every few hundred milliseconds.

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Re: Silicon Retina Chip Recognizes Motion Patterns
R_Colin_Johnson   8/12/2013 3:18:56 PM
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Regarding using smart silicon retinas in humans, that would probably be a decade or more away, but in the shorter term the fact that cognitive functions can be built-in should make human-like perception possible for robots.

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krisi   8/12/2013 2:53:41 PM
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Pretty cool...it would be interesting to see power dissipation comparison between this approacha nad standard digital computation

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Silicon Retina Chip Recognizes Motion Patterns
Sheetal.Pandey   8/12/2013 2:51:48 PM
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Its amazing to see how much science and technology has progressed. Will this be of use to human vision, I mean peeople with damaged retina.

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