Intel’s Latest AI Chip Mimics the Way Your Brain Works
Called by designers a neuromorphic product, codenamed “Pohoiki Beach,” that behaves like a biological brain does by simulating a whole network of neurons. Intel is saying its new chips work “up to 1,000 times faster and 10,000 times more efficiently” than traditional CPUs for certain AI-related workloads. Pohoiki Beach is made up of 64 smaller “Loihi” chips, which together can simulate 8.3 million neurons (Still far below the Human Brain and its 100 Billion, comparable to a small mouse or equivalent ). Intel’s neuromorphic research community currently includes more than 60 different partners. Perhaps one day the chip technology may filter down to the company’s PC processors. But you can expect Intel to talk more about the neuromorphic chips in the future. Later this year, the company plans on scaling the technology to 100 million neurons. However, Intel isn’t alone in creating neuromorphic chips Qualcomm and IBM have also been developing silicon around the computing approach.