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The Human Brain’s Remarkably Low Power Consumption, and How Computers Might Mimic its Efficiency

The Human Brain’s Remarkably Low Power Consumption, and How Computers Might Mimic its Efficiency | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
A new paper discusses the efficiency of neuronal computing and the ways in which we might better model the brain's function in future hardware. In some significant ways, we're clearly on the right track already.
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Stanford Bioengineers Create Circuit Board Modeled on the Human Brain

Stanford Bioengineers Create Circuit Board Modeled on the Human Brain | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Stanford bioengineers have developed faster, more energy-efficient microchips based on the human brain – 9,000 times faster and using significantly less power than a typical PC. This offers greater possibilities for advances in robotics and a new way of understanding the brain. For instance, a chip as fast and efficient as the human brain could drive prosthetic limbs with the speed and complexity of our own actions."

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Insect Nervous System Copied To Boost Computing Power

Insect Nervous System Copied To Boost Computing Power | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
Brains are the most powerful computers known. Now microchips built to mimic insects' nervous systems have been shown to successfully tackle technical computing problems like object recognition and data mining, researchers say.
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Human Brain Inspires Use of "Electronic Blood" in IBM Computers

Human Brain Inspires Use of "Electronic Blood" in IBM Computers | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"If you think about it, the human brain is a magical thing. It's capable of computing complicated algorithms on only 20 watts of energy, making it a computationally powerful and compact natural creation that is 10,000 times more dense and efficient than a computer. That natural efficiency has inspired IBM to create a computer fueled on liquid energy, or "electronic blood" that has the ability to carry power in and take heat out — much like the human circulatory system already does."

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IBM Designs New 'Software Ecosystem' That Mimics The Human Brain

IBM Designs New 'Software Ecosystem' That Mimics The Human Brain | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Inspired by nothing less than the human brain, IBM announced today a new "software ecosystem" that is designed for programming silicon chips that have a dramatically different architecture. The breakthrough technology, the company stated in a press release, could enable “a new generation of intelligent sensor networks that mimic the brain’s abilities for perception, action, and cognition."

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A Self-Repairing Computer System Debuts After 15 Years Of Research

A Self-Repairing Computer System Debuts After 15 Years Of Research | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"A computer scientist is using biomimicry to build a computer at University College London that selfcorrects operations the same way the body does in neural networks and DNA."

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Cat Brain: A Step Toward the Electronic Equivalent

Cat Brain: A Step Toward the Electronic Equivalent | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
A cat can recognize a face faster and more efficiently than a supercomputer. That's one reason a feline brain is the model for a biologically-inspired computer project.
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The Great Salmon Run Algorithm

The Great Salmon Run Algorithm | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
Mechanical engineers at the Babol University of Technology in Mazandaran, Iran, have turned to nature to devise an algorithm based on the survival trials faced by salmon swimming upstream to the spawning grounds to help them fish out the optimal solution to a given problem.
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Logical Circuits Created With Slime Molds

Logical Circuits Created With Slime Molds | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"What is your current computer made of? Aluminum? Silicon? Plastic? Perhaps the slime mold Physarum polycephalum? If that last one isn’t true for you now, there’s a chance it will be in the future. Andrew Adamatzky from the University of the West of England and Theresa Schubert of Bauhaus-University Weimar have published a paper in the journal Materials Today which describes how they were able to use the slime mold to create a logical circuit."

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Nickelate Synaptic Transistors Could Improve Parallel Computing

Nickelate Synaptic Transistors Could Improve Parallel Computing | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Materials scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have created a new type of transistor that mimics the behavior of a synapse. The synaptic transistor simultaneously modulates the flow of information in a circuit and physically adapts to changing signals. The technology could lead to creation of a new kind of artificial intelligence which is embedded in the very architecture of a computer rather than software."

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Neuro-Inspired Chips for Robots and Smartphones

Neuro-Inspired Chips for Robots and Smartphones | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"The world’s largest smartphone chipmaker, Qualcomm, says it is ready to start helping partners manufacture a radically different kind of a chip—one that mimics the neural structures and processing methods found in the brain."

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GPU-based Brain Research Helps Japanese Robot Swing for the Fences

GPU-based Brain Research Helps Japanese Robot Swing for the Fences | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"The human cerebellum is a mysterious thing. Responsible for motor control, it’s the reason why we can walk, run, or learn to hit a baseball without having to consciously think through the mechanics of what we’re doing. These are some of the tasks that robots — with their ‘electronic’ brains — struggle with most."

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“Neuristor”: Memristors Used to Create a Neuron-like Behavior

“Neuristor”: Memristors Used to Create a Neuron-like Behavior | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

Computing hardware is composed of a series of binary switches; they're either on or off. The other piece of computational hardware we're familiar with, the brain, doesn't work anything like that. Rather than being on or off, individual neurons exhibit brief spikes of activity, and encode information in the pattern and timing of these spikes. The differences between the two have made it difficult to model neurons using computer hardware. In fact, the recent, successful generation of a flexible neural system required that each neuron be modeled separately in software in order to get the sort of spiking behavior real neurons display.

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A Computer Constructed From a Consortium of Live Crabs

A Computer Constructed From a Consortium of Live Crabs | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"If biomimicry is the instance of technology emulating nature, then this must be something like the opposite: researchers at Kobe University have built a computer out of crabs."

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