MIT Develops New Chip Hailed as the “Next Leap” in AI
MIT researchers recently published a paper detailing a new design for a neuromorphic chip which may revolutionize the field of AI which is currently dependent on traditional processing chips.
The new design uses an artificial synapse for “brain on chip” hardware which, instead of making computations in binary, will work in an analog fashion by exchanging bursts of electric signals at varying intensities.
Lead researcher Jeehwan Kim, professor and principal investigator in MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics and Microsystems Technology Laboratories adds that in one simulation, their chip was even able to represent samples of human handwriting with 95 percent accuracy.
It is said that such a chip design, which will be capable of doing machine learning tasks while consuming significantly less power, can fast forward development of humanoids and autonomous driving technology.