Samsung Neuromorphic Chip: Unbelievable New Brain Chip

by Abdul Muqsit
Samsung Neuromorphic chip

As Artificial Intelligence is getting advanced day by day. With this advancement in technology, Samsung researchers along with Harvard University published research and have the idea of producing an unbelievable new Samsung Neuromorphic chip that’s inspired by the human brain.

Nature electronics published a perspective paper regarding ‘Samsung Neuromorphic chip based on copying and pasting the brain,’. In this paper, the researchers propose that the feat can be achieved by copying the brain’s neuronal connection map using a Nanoelectrode Array.

Other authors are Donhee Ham, a Fellow of Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and a Professor at Harvard University.

Samsung Neuromorphic chip:

Copy-paste of Brain:

The objective of the scholars is to copy the brain’s neuronal connection map and then paste it into the “high-density three-dimensional network of solid-state memories”. For which the Samsung Company of South Korea is the forefront leader of the needed technology.

Professors of Harvard University and Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) have developed the technology of nano-electrode breakthrough technology. That will be used to map out the project.

No current technology is capable to create a memory chip like that. But the engineers desire to create a chip that will resemble the typical human capabilities of the brain. Which include easy learning, low power, change to the environment, and even autonomy through the copy-paste approach.

Samsung Neuromorphic chip

Image of rat neurons on CNEA (CMOS nanoelectrode array). Source: Samsung


In general, the Neuromorphic chip will require 100 trillion or so memories. Considering that the human brain has an estimated more than 100 billion neurons and more than a thousand synaptic connections.

The paper on nature electronics took the initiative and suggest the strategy to rapidly paste the neuronal wiring map onto the memory network. When directly operated by the intracellularly recorded signals. The web of specially engineered non-volatile memories can demonstrate and learn neuronal connection maps. Which can be system-created to directly decode the brain neuronal connection map onto the memory chip.

 The technology of Samsung pioneered this new era in the memory industry. In which the 3D integrations of memories would materialize, incorporating a large number of memories on a single chip.

Also, Samsung is planning to continue the innovation it has done in the field of Neuromorphic.

Dr Ham reportedly said in Samsung Newsroom, “The vision we present is highly ambitious. But working toward such a heroic goal will push the boundaries of machine intelligence, neuroscience, and semiconductor technology.”

The plan of brain mimicking:

Unluckily, the desire to completely mimic the structure and function was challenging due to insufficient data.  About how the neurons are interconnected to create higher functions. Therefore changing the objective of neuromorphic engineering reveals it to designing a chip.

In the 1980s, Neuromorphic Engineering intended to mimic the function and structure of neuronal networks on a silicon chip.


One hundred trillion bytes is equal to 100 terabytes. Hence it is probably difficult for any human replication of neural paths to be pretty as stylish in its performance. As what natural growth has controlled to come up with.  Samsung is really in a function to supply such an experience with the high-spec memory it desires.

So it can be the only component stopping us from replicating the human brain. And absolutely growing Isaac Asimov’s Multivac supercomputer, without it being half of a mile long and three tales high, is whether Dr Ham and Dr Park’s “nanoelectrode array” is as much as the project

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