Finally, Intel ‘s research on neuromorphic computing has finally achieved results. The Loihi neuromorphic chip introduced by its laboratory at CES2018 can provide a highly flexible autonomous learning capability to quickly improve the level of artificial intelligence.
Loihi neuromorphic chip has a highly brain-like structure, which uses Intel 14nm process to create, the structure contains 130,000 neurons and 130 million synapses, and through this structure to transmit and feedback information for autonomous learning. Compared with other peak neural networks, its learning speed increased by 1 million times, while also saving system resources. It will be used in scenarios that require processing in a constantly changing real-time environment, such as smarter security cameras, urban infrastructure, and real-time autonomous vehicle communications.
Although compared to a real human brain, the Intel Loihi neuromorphic chip is only a “lower animal”, but it is of great significance for the future development of artificial intelligence. This disruptive technology, which mimics the human brain, may allow us to see the artificial intelligence of human beings infinitely close to us in our lifetime.