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First neuro computers with 1.2 billion euro research funding

The first neuro computers that have the power of Ant brains are in Dresden and Heidelberg. Researchers all over the world, they can use for experiments. They have access via the Internet. Fear must be prior to the thinking machines nobody, assured one of the researchers.

The first neuro computers that have the power of Ant brains are in Dresden and Heidelberg. Researchers all over the world, they can use for experiments. They have access via the Internet. Fear must be prior to the thinking machines nobody, assured one of the researchers.

Ant brains are tiny, alone because of the manageable size of insects. Still, the effort to simulate their performance in the form of a thinking computer, is enormous. 200,000 neurons reproduced in Silicon are needed. These neurons over 50 million synapses, which disclose information are linked. You can, teach several or even many nerve cells together to solve larger tasks.

human brain
The human brain has about 100 billion nerve cells.

Two of these neural, so independently thinking Ant class, computer, researchers of the Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden (TUD) took together with colleagues from Lausanne, Heidelberg, Munich and Manchester on March 30, 2016, in operation. They were developed human brain project within the framework of the European. They are stationed in Dresden and Heidelberg.

The human brain is 500,000 times more complex

Aim of the project, which has 1.2 billion euros research funding, is a reproduction of the human brain. 100 billion neurons are needed.

The neural computer researchers from all over the world available at request from April. They get access over the Internet. Neurobiologists can use them to better understand the workings of real brains. They are suitable also for the lightning analysis of complicated transport layers, to recognize panics impending fast image recognition at the gates of football stadiums, to or of the learning research. You can always be used, where not highest computing speed is challenged, but many tasks need to be done at the same time.

Neurons and synapses on a single wafer

The British and German researchers have thought out the circuit. The Taiwanese contract chip producer UMC. He ordered the artificial neurons and synapses on a single wafer, a slice of Silicon.

Christian Mayr, Professor of “High parallel VLSI systems and neural micro-electronics” at the TU Dresden, that is just the beginning. Indeed, they want to build up the human brain. It will not fit on a single wafer. Therefore, the researchers track multiple technology paths, to cope with the seemingly impossible task to develop a kind of three-dimensional map of the human brain. She should help to understand neural diseases and to develop therapies.

Researchers have developed
Researchers have developed independently thinking computers of the Ant class from Europe. For this, they have recreated 200,000 neurons in Silicon. These neurons over 50 million synapses, which disclose information are linked.

Mankind must not worry, to be abolished, by the artificial intelligences assured Mayr. “We hope though that such systems to develop extraordinary learning skills. “But so far we have no evidence found our neuron-computer, that they do something surprising or develop even a life of its own.”

With ants, it’s different. To operate agriculture, over millions of years. They grow mushrooms, how U.S. scientists found out years ago, and feed them with leaves, whose structure they would break up, so that they are easily digestible for ants. Researchers found the Technical University of Vienna now that the tiny insects can even more: you actively fight parasites that move their mushrooms to tackle.