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Samsung Wants To 'Copy And Paste' The Human Brain

With the goal of creating a next-generation artificial intelligence, Samsung is working on neuromorphic engineering that seeks to copy the fundamental neuron connectivity of a mammalian brain on a system of memory networks. Samsung is not the only major player in the field, as companies like Intel and IBM are also working on similar projects and have even demonstrated neuromorphic systems in the past decade. The core idea behind neuromorphic engineering is to somehow mimic the activity of neurons — nerve cells that are building blocks of the human brain — and employ it on computing chips, taking their performance and energy efficiency to the next level.

One area that neuromorphic engineering aims to revolutionize is Artificial Intelligence. From smartphones to high-power computing machines, the current-gen AI models have to be trained on huge data sets so that they can learn to respond to certain queries and adapt to user preferences over time. But a neural system offers more flexibility, as it can generate answers even where there are a lot of restrictions. There are a ton of challenges, too, such as the development of a whole new type of memory, storage, and sensors. Moreover, conventional data encoding and processing concepts will have to be reworked, and the need for writing a new programming language will likely be a hurdle as well.