University scientists Tsinghuaem Beijingannounced the development of world’s first vision chip inspired by the human braincalled Tianmouc.

This chip is distinguished by its ability to process images at record speed, reaching up to 10,000 frames per secondand operate with a dynamic range of 130 decibels.

The team led by the teacher Shi Lupingdo Center for Brain-Inspired Computing Research of the university, highlighted that Tianmouc reduces the flow of data in 90% compared to traditional chips, in addition to having low energy consumption.

According to Shi, the chip introduces a new computational approach which moves away from conventional machine vision strategies and mimics the human visual system, processing visual information in two distinct paths: one for cognition and the other for rapid response.

This innovation represents a significant advancement in the field of computer vision, especially for applications in autonomous vehicles and defense systems, where the ability to respond to extreme events quickly is crucial.

The development results were published in the journal Naturecom Shi Luping and the teacher Zhao Rong as corresponding authors.

The chip has already been tested in a Chevrolet in extreme road conditions, demonstrating low latency and high performance in real-time perceptual reasoning, as reported on Tsinghua’s official website.

The team also developed specific software and algorithms that take advantage of Tianmouc’s capabilities, showing promise for future implementations in unmanned systems.

With information from SCMP


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