Intel has released new performance benchmarks for the Loihi neuromorphic computing processor, revealing improvements in power consumption and efficiency.
During Intel’s virtual Lab Day, on Thursday, the tech giant revealed Loihi chip improvements in voice command recognition, gesture recognition in artificial intelligence (AI) applications, image retrieval, search functions, and robotics.
Neuromorphic computing aims to use computer science to propel rule and classical logic-based AI builds into more flexible systems that emulate human cognition, including contextual interpretation, sensory applications, and autonomous adaptation.
Intel says that neuromorphic computing focuses on emulating the human brain and implementing stable probabilistic computing, which creates “algorithmic approaches to dealing with the uncertainty, ambiguity, and contradiction in the natural world” — just like humans are capable of.
However, speaking to attendees of the virtual event, Rich Uhlig, VP and Director of Intel Labs added a caveat: progress in neuromorphic computing has “come at the cost of ever-increasing