Intel Announces Four New Corporate Members of Neuromorphic Research Community

Accenture, Airbus, General Electric and Hitachi have joined an Intel-led community aimed at advancing research into neuromorphic computing.

The four companies will work with members of the Intel Neuromorphic Research Community to develop proof-of-concept applications, advance work on future processor designs and address artificial intelligence-related problems, Intel said Monday.

“We are now encouraging commercially oriented groups to join the community, and we are thrilled to welcome our first large corporate members to help push the technology forward,” said Mike Davies, director of Intel’s Neuromorphic Computing Lab. “These groups bring important perspectives, ideas and challenges that can help advance the research from lab bench to real-world applications.”

Accenture Labs, for instance, is looking at the potential role of Intel’s Loihi neuromorphic processor in maximizing computing power for speech recognition, smart vehicle interaction and other workload-intensive operations.

Intel launched INRC in 2018 to gather researchers from industry, government and academic organizations to help address neuromorphic computing challenges. The community has over 75 organizations from 17 countries.

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