Mimicking the Brain for Better Computing

Sunday, 16 February 2014
Crystal Ballroom A (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Karlheinz Meier , Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
The brain has the ability to efficiently perform computations that are impossible even for the most powerful computers –while consuming only 30 Watts of power. Neuromorphic Computing Systems merging realistic brain models with new hardware offer a completely new paradigm of computing, moving away from current “bit-precise” power-intensive models towards those that generate precise results from very large numbers of imprecise computing elements.