Intel has revealed its new “self-learning” chip based on neuromorphic technology.
The processor is named Loihi and relies on an architecture modelled on a biological brain, rather than a standard chip design.
Instead of using logic gates, Loihi comprises 1,024 artificial neurons which are capable of outputting signals of varying strength – independent of a clock cycle.
Intel hopes its chip will lead to the development of self-learning computers which do not need to be trained for specific tasks, but rather teach themselves.
The Loihi chips will be shared with universities and AI research labs in the first half of 2018.