Testing to Start for Computer With Chips Inspired by the Human Brain – Wall Street Journal

To solve some of the world’s toughest computing problems, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is getting a boost from the human brain.

The lab will begin testing Thursday a $1 million computer, the first of its kind, packed with 16 microprocessors that are designed to mimic the way the brain works.

The chip called TrueNorth, debuted by International Business Machines in 2014, is radically different from the chips found in…

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