neuro-memory chip — a first step toward a living, learning memory chip

neuro-memory chip

first generation neuro-memory chip

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Israeli researchers aim to develop “neuromemory” chip

alerting source: Amir Ben-Artzi EE Times Europe: Semiconductor News

original source: A Step Toward a Living, Learning Memory Chip — Eshel Ben-Jacob School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University

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“Researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel are aiming to create a hybrid biological-solid state memory that could be linked to conventional computer hardware to create cyborg machines.

“The possibility of growing biological memory on silicon or glass substrates and making electrical connection to wires has been demonstrated before. The Israeli team has now demonstrated that networks of neurons cultured outside the brain can be imprinted with multiple rudimentary memories that persist for days without interfering with or wiping out others.

“At present the electrical connections to the biological network are used for observation and measurement but a next stage could be to develop functioning biological networks that could interact with a conventional computer.” . . . (full article)

Original source:

A Step Toward a Living, Learning Memory Chip: Eshel Ben-Jacob School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University

“Israeli scientists imprint multiple, persistent memories on a culture of neurons, paving the way to cyborg-type machines

“Researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel have demonstrated that neurons cultured outside the brain can be imprinted with multiple rudimentary memories that persist for days without interfering with or wiping out others.

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“The results, Ben-Jacob says, set the stage for the creation of a neuromemory chip that could be paired with computer hardware to create cyborglike machines capable of such tasks as detecting dangerous toxins in the air, allowing the blind to see or helping someone who is paralyzed regain some if not all muscle use.” . . . (full article)

Image credit: Eshel Ben-Jacob: School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University

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Newcomb’s commentary: “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” Pericles

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