Engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip

June 8, 2020

by Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Engineers have designed a ‘brain-on-a-chip,’ smaller than a piece of confetti, that is made from tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses known as memristors — silicon-based components that mimic the information-transmitting synapses in the human brain.

The researchers borrowed from principles of metallurgy to fabricate each memristor from alloys of silver and copper, along with silicon. When they ran the chip through several visual tasks, the chip was able to “remember” stored images and reproduce them many times over, in versions that were crisper and cleaner compared with existing memristor designs made with unalloyed elements.

Their results, published today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, demonstrate a promising new memristor design for neuromorphic devices — electronics that are based on a new type of circuit that processes information in a way that mimics the brain’s neural architecture. Such brain-inspired circuits could be built into small, portable devices, and would carry out complex computational tasks that only today’s supercomputers can handle.

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My personal comments on it . . .

I do wonder if the bits were replaced with qubits, and the neuromorphic chips were inserted into, say, a vaccine or crop fertilizer, what it would do . . .

Could the memristors in these “brain-on-a-chip” chips over time replace the body’s neurons, like how over time if one were to increasingly take thyroid medication, it slows down the thyroid to the point where the body cannot sustain itself with the medication, thus replacing the body’s own thyroid?

And could these chips be simultaneously synced with the body’s neurons up to a grid that may be modified by whatever programming lords? But then also, if they operate independently of any connection to the internet, cloud, or a supercomputer, then would they act as a backup memory holder for all life in case the former gets shut down?

Furthermore, the metal silver works very well for holding memory, thus great for memory transistors (memristors) . . . likewise silver is said to be the sacred metal of the Moon, which also governs memory and the Subconscious . . . and silicon is the perfect base to synchronize a metal with a computer, while the conductor copper (the metal of Venus) is the perfect bridge to marry the two materials together.

Really makes you think just how deep alchemy goes . . . ?

Well, that’s my thoughts on it, anyhow.