Endless Possibilities with IBM’s New Smart Chip

Have you heard of TrueNorth? It’s the recently unveiled smart chip from IBM that contains 5.4 billion transistors and uses only 70 milliwatts of power, according to a recent article from Inc. As a comparison, the modern Intel processor contains 1.4 billion transistors and draws more than 140 watts. But it’s not just the power-saving features of the chip that make it poised for great things. It’s what the chip can do. The idea for TrueNorth was first pondered six years ago and IBM and university researchers intended for it to mimic human biology, the article stated. Like a brain,…

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