August 2, 2017 Nicole Hemsoth
Ziyang Xu from Peking University in Beijing sees several similarities between the human brain and Von Neumann computing devices.
While he believes there is value in neuromorphic, or brain-inspired, chips, with the right operating system, standard processors can mimic some of the efficiencies of the brain and achieve similar performance for certain tasks.
In short, even though our brains do not have the same high-speed, high-frequency capacity of modern chips, the way information is routed and addressed is the key. At the core of this efficiency is a concept similar to a policy engine governing information compression, storage, and retrieval. …Read more