The brain’s architecture, efficiency… on a chip

2016 was a big year for brain-inspired computing. My team and I proved in our paper “Convolutional networks for fast, energy-efficient neuromorphic computing” that the value of this breakthrough is that it can perform neural network inference at unprecedented ultra-low energy consumption. Simply stated, our TrueNorth chip’s non-von Neumann architecture mimics the brain’s neural architecture […]

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Sowing the seeds of innovation in Silicon Valley

IBM Research celebrates 30 years in Almaden, CA Thirty years ago this week, IBM Research set up a lab on the rolling hills of Santa Teresa County Park in South San Jose, California. The exciting science news that year? Our colleagues Gerd Binning and Heinrich Rohrer, in Zurich, had just earned the Nobel Prize for […]

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