The AI Show: How Intel built a chip with a sense of smell

published 19.05.2020 14:55

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Intel’s fifth-generation Loihi chip uses neuromorphic computing to learn faster on less training data than traditional artificial intelligence techniques — including how to smell like a human does and make accurate conclusions based on a tiny dataset of essentially just one sample.

“That’s really one of the main things we’re trying to understand and map into silicon … the brain’s ability to learn with single examples,” Mike Davies, the director of Intel’s Neuromorphic Computing Lab, told me recently on The AI Show podcast.

Intel believes it is “the next generation of AI” and has designed its Loihi chip with neural units that approximate some functions of a human brain.

Intel’s latest Pohoiki Springs system, built with 768 Loihi chips, models 100 million neurons.