'Fault tolerant' computer mimics brain

Scientists at the University of Manchester are developing a new type of computer which mimics how nerve cells in the brain interact. The £1m project is a bid to engineer more “fault tolerant” electronics.

Scientists at the University of Manchester are developing a new type of computer which mimics how nerve cells in the brain interact. The £1m project is a bid to engineer more “fault tolerant” electronics.

Steve Furber, a professor at Machester University’s School of Computer Science, said, “Our brains keep working despite frequent failures of their component neurons, and this ‘fault-tolerant’ characteristic is of great interest to engineers who wish to make computers more reliable.”

 

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