The US semiconductor company has shown off their new generation of neural processing units (NPU’s) which are modelled on the human brain. The new generation of chips and design tools will be available to developers next year and the company thinks they will lead to some pretty exciting new products.
Stanford University engineers have demonstrated the world’s first working computer with a processor based entirely on carbon nanotubes, showing that the technology could be a viable way to replace silicon when it reaches size limits in increasingly smaller circuits.
Researchers at Switzerland’s Computer Graphics Laboratory ETH have created software which can rotate faces in real time so the even when you’re looking away at a screen, you appear to be looking into the camera while on a video chat.
DARPA are funding the University of Michigan for the next four years in an effort to process images 100 times faster than today’s computers, using ‘neural network chips’.