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8/20/2013

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University of Michigan professor Wei Lu is designing a neural network chip that processes images 1000-times faster than conventional computers.
(Source: University of Michigan)
University of Michigan professor Wei Lu is designing a neural network chip that processes images 1000-times faster than conventional computers.
(Source: University of Michigan)

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R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: interesting application
R_Colin_Johnson   8/21/2013 11:12:21 AM
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Yes, these fast image processors will not only be able to warn you about traffic lights, but also read street signs and recognize faces from vast databases.

Regarding memristors, they are important because memristors realize a memory function in the conductance domain--just like the memory synapses of the brain. Read the details in these stories:

 

eewiz
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interesting application
eewiz   8/21/2013 10:55:41 AM
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Interesting. So with such a fast image processor, we can have an additional warning inside our vehicles alerting the red signal in front of us. I have "missed" the red signal couple of times and luckily havent caused an accident till now. This would be a great help. 

Anyone knows, why memristor is used/important here?

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