Computer chips that work like human brains may ease global energy problem

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Computer chips that work like human brains may ease global energy problem

6 March, 2018

Professor Simon Brown, MacDiarmid Principal Investigator at the University of Canterbury, and his research regarding neuromorphic computer chips is featured on TVNZ and at the Idealog.

Computer chip that mimics human brain could power everyday devices

1 NEWS NOW, February 18, 2018

A Canterbury physicist has created a computer chip that mimics the brain and could change the face of the industry. The prototype uses technology that can’t be seen by the human eye, but within a decade could be powering everyday devices.

"It's the only microscope in New Zealand that can see individual atoms," says Canterbury University physics Professor Simon Brown.

Costing three quarters of a million dollars, the microscope is an important piece of equipment when working with nanotechnology. "You can't see anything with the naked eye or even with an ordinary microscope," says Professor Brown...

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Could a University of Canterbury professor's research on computer chips that work like our brains be a global energy game-changer?

Idealog, February 14, 2018

A University of Canterbury professor is working on computer chips that work like our brains. Not only could this be a game-changer for global energy consumption, but it just might help make New Zealand a major player in the semiconductor industry.

For people living in the year 2018, it’s a universally accepted fact about as profound as what generations past said about the sky being blue: computers use power. And, given that the capabilities of computers are continuing to increase exponentially at an equally exponentially increasing speed, that’s a serious problem.

Some of the world’s sharpest minds, of course, are on this. And one of the most promising solutions is coming from none other than Aotearoa’s own University of Canterbury (UC)...

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