Unsupervised Thinking
a podcast about neuroscience, artificial intelligence and science more broadly

Friday, November 27, 2015

Episode 3: Neuromorphic Computing

For our third episode, we cover "neuromorphic computing".  The attempt to build hardware that functions like neurons is a fairly new field of research. We discuss how building neurons on a chip is possible, how it compares to standard computing and standard neural modeling, and the principles of design that make something "neuromorphic". We also ask whether any of this is worth it, for engineering purposes or for neuroscience.

We read this piece in the MIT Technology Review by Robert D. Hof and this piece by Don Monroe. Conor also brings up Kwabena Boahen and the Brains in Silicon group.  

To listen or download, click here.

Our jazzy theme music "Quirky Dog" is courtesy of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 

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