Artificial synapses modeled on the brain
It makes it easier for us to park, gives us shopping suggestions or orders goods from Amazon: Artificial intelligence (AI) often proves to be a great help for us humans. It does this by analyzing vast amounts of data in just a few seconds - until now, this has always been based on software. But however intelligent the algorithms may be, conventional computer chips are increasingly reaching their limits. Their computing power is insufficient and they consume too much power. Applications such as autonomous driving with "connected cars" are practically impossible to implement. The solution: The hardware must also be intelligent. Artificial synapses, which mimic the neurons in the human brain and have a similar learning ability, are very promising.