Stanford University creates a microchip based on the human brain

The authors of a unique development - the NeuroCore microchip, was a group of bioengineers at Stanford University under the leadership of Professor Kwaben Boachen. The speed of the chip is 9000 times higher than that of a conventional personal computer. The secret of the scientists' success lies in the fact that the principle of the human brain was laid in the basis of the action of the novelty.

At the same time, on the basis of NeuroCore, bioengineers have created a printed circuit board the size of an iPad - Neurogrid, consisting of 16 microchips, simulating the work of 1 million neurons and forming billions of synaptic connections with minimal energy consumption.

In the near future the developers are planning to create a compiler for software and reduce the cost of the board from $ 40, 000 to $ 400. In the future, it will find application in the control of humanoid robots, as well as in the creation of a new generation of prostheses for the paralyzed, where the Neurogrid chip will duplicate the commands of the human brain.