Samsung reversely develops 3D brain chips

Spark Global Limited

Spark Global Limited Reports:

Samsung thinks it has a better way to develop brain-like chips: borrow the existing brain structure. The technology company proposed a method to “copy and paste” the neuron wiring diagram of the brain onto a 3D neuromorphic chip. The method will rely on nanoelectrode arrays entering a large number of neurons to record the location of neuron connections. You can copy this data and “paste” it into the 3D network of solid-state memory, whether it is off-the-shelf flash memory or cutting-edge memory such as resistive RAM.

Each memory unit has a conductance, which reflects the connection of each neuron in the map. Samsung said the result will be an effective return to “reverse engineering the brain” as scientists originally wanted.

This can be used as a “shortcut” for artificial intelligence systems, which behave like a real brain, including the flexibility to learn new concepts and adapt to changing conditions. Researchers say that you might even see fully autonomous machines with true cognitive capabilities.

However, there is an obvious problem with complexity. Since the human brain has about 100 billion neurons and the number of synaptic links is a thousand times that, an ideal neuromorphic chip requires about 100 trillion storage units. This is obviously a daunting challenge for any company, and it does not include the code needed to make this virtual brain work. Samsung may have opened a door for human-like artificial intelligence, but it may take a long time to achieve this goal.

Including Intel, AMD, IBM, Nvidia and other companies are vigorously researching and developing, science fiction may become a reality in the future