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“Like neurons in the brain”: A molecular computer that evolves

from h+ Magazine: (Previously covered here)

The press release from Michigan Tech asserts that it is “the first time a brain-like ‘evolutionary circuit’ has been realized.”

His new molecular computer uses an organic molecular layer and can evolve to solve complex problems, similar to neurons. Like the human brain — and unlike any existing computer — the tiny molecular computer heals itself if there is a defect.

Anirban Bandyopadhyay, from the Japanese National Institute for Materials Science, explains: “No existing man-made computer has this property, but our brain does. If a neuron dies, another neuron takes over its function.”

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Organic transistor paves way for next generation of neuro-inspired CPUs

from Science Daily:

For the first time, researchers have developed a transistor that can mimic the main functionalities of a synapse.

A newly developed organic transistor has opened the way to new generations of neuro-inspired computers, capable of responding in a manner similar to the nervous system.