Neuromorphic Chips – Addressing the Nanotransistor Challenge by Combining Analog Computation with Digital Communication

Speaker:¬†Kwabena Boahen, Stanford University Abstract: As transistors shrink to nanoscale dimensions, trapped electrons–blocking “lanes” of electron traffic–are making it difficult for digital computers to work. In stark contrast, the brain works fine with single-lane nanoscale devices that are intermittently blocked (ion channels). Conjecturing that it achieves error-tolerance by combining analog dendritic computation with digital axonal… Read more