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Discovery Opens the Way for Brain-Like Computers

New components allow energy-efficient calculations.

A study led by researchers at the University of Gothenburg has succeeded in combining a memory function and a calculation function in the same components.

Credit: Mohammad Zahedinejad

Researchers at Sweden's University of Gothenburg and Japan's Tohoko University successfully combined a memory function with a calculation function in the same component, the first time researchers have been able to link oscillator networks and memristors.

Gothenburg's Johan Åkerman said, "These components work more like the brain's energy-efficient neural networks, allowing them to become important building blocks in future, more brain-like computers."

Åkerman explained, "The more energy-efficiently that cognitive calculations can be performed, the more applications become possible. That's why our study really has the potential to advance the field."

From University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
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