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Loihi is upping its “neurones” to 8 million

Several years ago, at the beginning of this decade, researchers started to look into computer architectures that would mimic the neuronal networks we find in our brain, in particular networks where storage and computation was one and the same. DARPA launched the project SyNAPSE to foster the creation of neuromorphic …

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Crowdsourced weather

If you can just remember the kind of weather forecast we had 50 years ago (and the various jokes on them, like “we have reached close to 90% accuracy on yesterday’s weather forecast….”) it is surely amazing the increased accuracy we have today. This is not true everywhere though. Remote …

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QC: may I say that I am skeptical?

I have been hearing, and I have been following quantum computer (ideas and prototypes) for many years and I saw progress but the end of the line is nowhere nearer, at least this is my impression. Intel has showcased its 49Qubit quantum chip, Tangle Lake, at CES 2018 (which is an …

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TTM 2018 Overview – II

Keeping on the reporting from TTM 2018. Neuroscience and Brain The evolution of Brain Machine Interfaces is expected to progress at an accelerated pace in the coming decade, thanks to a multitude of research endeavor in many parts of the world. Work is progressing both in the area of non-invasive …

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Portable neural network devices

I remember, it was a long time ago, the discussion on the advantage of going digital in sound coding (and then reproduction) and we actually ended up with digital winning hands down in all the music sector. Still a number of people resisted the idea claiming that analogue remained better …

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60TB seem huge, till you see 330TB

Last year, 2016, Seagate presented their new SSD storage with a huge 60TB capacity. It is not on the market yet, as of August 2017, and analysts expect a price tag around 40,000$, not exactly for my purse. That means a 0.66$ cost per GB. Compare this with a cost …

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5nm transistors

Back in 1964 Moore’s saw the increasing number of transistors that could be squeezed onto a chip. At that time the number was around 100 transistors, a tremendous increase from the 4 transistors that Fairchild managed to put on a chip in 1960! Today we have chips with several billions …

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