Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
krisi
User Rank
CEO
Re: power
krisi   8/13/2013 12:06:16 AM
NO RATINGS
thank you Colin...it would be nice to have the researchers who did that work confirm power savings

R_Colin_Johnson
User Rank
Blogger
Re: power
R_Colin_Johnson   8/12/2013 8:39:57 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

krisi
User Rank
CEO
power
krisi   8/12/2013 3:54:30 PM
NO RATINGS
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?

krisi
User Rank
CEO
retina
krisi   8/12/2013 3:53:12 PM
NO RATINGS
Agree...this is just a small test chip demonstrating technological capabilities...long way to human retina

R_Colin_Johnson
User Rank
Blogger
Re: power
R_Colin_Johnson   8/12/2013 3:22:46 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

R_Colin_Johnson
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Silicon Retina Chip Recognizes Motion Patterns
R_Colin_Johnson   8/12/2013 3:18:56 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

krisi
User Rank
CEO
power
krisi   8/12/2013 2:53:41 PM
NO RATINGS
Pretty cool...it would be interesting to see power dissipation comparison between this approacha nad standard digital computation

Sheetal.Pandey
User Rank
Manager
Silicon Retina Chip Recognizes Motion Patterns
Sheetal.Pandey   8/12/2013 2:51:48 PM
NO RATINGS
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.



Flash Poll
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
8 comments
A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Max Maxfield

Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
22 comments
I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
41 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
151 comments
Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)