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The demo enables massively parallel, low-power and low-latency computation and will be demonstrated at Flash Memory Summit 2019, August 6-8.
Weebit Nano (ASX: WBT), the Israel-based semiconductor company seeking to develop and commercialize the next generation of memory technology, and CEA-Leti, a global leader in miniaturization technologies enabling smart, energy-efficient and secure solutions for industry, will demonstrate a new neuromorphic demo able to perform precise object recognition tasks in an energy-efficient manner at Flash Memory Summit 2019.
“Artificial Intelligence is expanding rapidly. We are seeing applications in face recognition, autonomous vehicles, and use in medical prognosis, to name just a few domains. It is touching almost every aspect of our lives. Today’s state-of-the-art applications use digital computers trying to simulate the ways the brain performs these tasks. However, using Neuromorphic techniques based on ReRAM technology has the potential to emulate the way the brain works, and making the computing process significantly more efficient. This has the potential to become the platform of choice for many researchers in the AI domain.
“While our focus as a company, and thus our partnership with CEA-Leti, is on standard uses of non-volatile memory, we are not neglecting the huge potential of AI in the future. CEA-Leti is a leading research institute in the domain of neuromorphic computing.
“Combining CEA-Leti’s artificial spiking neural networks (SNN) technology and Weebit’s novel SiOx ReRAM technology may accelerate development of brain-inspired architectures and show the way to powerful new applications in AI and neuromorphic computing, starting with object-recognition capabilities. This demo is a first step towards that breakthrough.”
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.