A new microchip inspired by the structure of the human brain has been developed by researchers at International Business Machines Corp (IBM). The pioneering computing firm claims the chip is able to simulate the functions of neurons, synapses, and other features of an organic brain.

Big Blue has detailed, in an article published in the journal Science, its efforts to mimic how the brain recognises patterns, with built-in interconnected web-like structures of transistors that are similar to the brain's neural networks. The size of a postage stamp, the microchip has the capability to process large amounts of data while handing inputs from several different sources, reports Reuters.

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