Fed up with the slow speed of your personal computer? If you wish, you will get a good companion with human brain.....Shocked???
Not to be...Here comes a microchip that would give your PC a speed that is 9,000 faster than an average one, which is modeled on the human brain.
Neurogrid chip, the latest chip, can simulate 1 million neurons and billions of synapses or brain connections which is a remarkable improvement over previous brain simulations but still only a fraction of the roughly 80 billion neurons in the human brain, said.
Kwabena Boahen, a bio-engineer at Stanford University said, “From a pure energy perspective, the brain is hard to match. Not only are personal computers slower, they take 40,000 times more power than the brain to run."
Neurogrid has of 16 custom-designed Neurocore chips in a device the size of an iPad and can open up windows into understanding the human brain and developing new forms of computing patterned after brain circuits.
Moreover, scientists are in a new research in the health field. They are working to adapt Neurogrid for controlling prosthetic limbs for paralyzed people as the chip can translate brain signals into movements of the limb, without overheating the brain, says reports.