The brain of a new machine

@article{Versace2010TheBO,
  title={The brain of a new machine},
  author={Massimiliano Versace and Ben Chandler},
  journal={IEEE Spectrum},
  year={2010},
  volume={47}
}
MoNETA (Modular Neural Exploring Traveling Agent) is the software we're designing at Boston University's department of cognitive and neural systems, which will run on a braininspired microprocessor under development at HP Labs in California. It will function according to the principles that distinguish us mammals most profoundly from our fast but witless machines.MoNETA is a technology that will lead to a true artificial intelligence. 
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    2020 ACM/IEEE 47th Annual International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA)
  • 2020
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This paper proposes a comprehensive design spanning across the device, circuit, architecture and algorithm levels to build an ultra low-power architecture for SNN and ANN inference, using spintronics-based magnetic tunnel junction devices that have been shown to function as both neuro-synaptic crossbars as well as thresholding neurons and can operate at ultra low voltage and current levels.
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