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Samsung copies the human brain in a 3D chip

Tuesday, 28 September 2021
 An 'shortcut' for AI systems that behave like a human brain An 'shortcut' for AI systems that behave like a human brain Samsung opens the door to human-like artificial intelligence

#Vision_Int, Dubai United Arab Emirates, South Korean tech giant Samsung has proposed a process of "copying and pasting" the connections of brain neurons in 3D neural slices of the human brain, developing brain-like chips.

This innovation relies on a nanoelectrode array that inserts large amounts of neurons, to record all the connections in the neurons, and the strength of those connections, enabling them to copy and "paste" this data into a three-dimensional network of solid memory units, which are similar to memory units in Technological devices.

Each memory module will have a conductivity that reflects the strength of each neural connection in the map.

Samsung said, the result will be an effective return to "reverse engineering of the brain" as the scientists originally wanted, according to the "Yahoo Finance" website.

The researchers argue that this step could be a "shortcut" for AI systems that behave like real brains, including flexibility in learning new concepts and adapting to changing conditions, and may even see fully autonomous machines with real awareness.

However, there is an issue of complexity. Given that the human brain contains approximately 100 billion neurons with a thousand times more synapses, an ideal neuron would need about 100 trillion memory units.

This obviously presents a difficult challenge for any company, and it does not include the code required to make this virtual brain work.

Samsung may have opened the door to human-like artificial intelligence, but it may take a long time before anyone reaches that goal.