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A Mind Made From Memristors

December 3rd, 2010 12:03 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Csiko writes “Researchers at Boston University’s department of cognitive and neural systems are working on an artificial brain implemented with Memristors. ‘A memristor is a two-terminal device whose resistance changes depending on the amount, direction, and duration of voltage that’s applied to it. But here’s the really interesting thing about a memristor: Whatever its past state, or resistance, it freezes that state until another voltage is applied to change it. Maintaining that state requires no power.’ Also theoretically described, solid state versions of memristors have not been implemented until recently. Now researchers in Boston claim that memristors are the new key technology to implement highly integrated, powerful artificial brains on cheap and widely available hardware within five years.”

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