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CogniGron in the Ukrant

01 May 2019

Brain beats computer

A computer that doesn’t use bits or bytes would be extremely fast and save energy. The same applies to your brain. Many consider this the future of computing and Cognigron, the new RUG research centre, are trying to make this a reality.

Take a look at a picture of a cat. It doesn’t matter if you’re human or a supercomputer, we both recognise this as a cat. ‘But’, says Jasper van der Velde, the science coordinator for new research centre Cognigron, ‘[the computer] needs hundreds of thousands of watts to do so. A human brain only needs about twenty watts.’ .....

Go to the UKrant website to see the article about CogniGron.

Last modified:06 May 2019 1.29 p.m.

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