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Real-time neuron simulation achieved by the University of Manchester


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SpiNNaker supercomputer at the University of Manchester simulates biological neurons in real time.

Simulates the behaviour of 77,000 neurons in the sensory cortex (about 1 square millimetre).

SpiNNaker features 57,000 specialised chips with 1 million processing cores.

Could be an important step towards building better brains for robots.

Only represents a tiny amount of brain, but will eventually be more powerful than humans

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Oliver Rhodes

Lecturer in Bio-inspired Computing at The University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Public research university