Kwabena Boahen

A computer that works like the brain

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Researcher Kwabena Boahen is looking for ways to mimic the brain's supercomputing powers in silicon — because the messy, redundant processes inside our heads actually make for a small, light, superfast computer.

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Kwabena Boahen · Bioengineer

Kwabena Boahen wants to understand how brains work — and to build a computer that works like the brain by reverse-engineering the nervous system. His group at Stanford is developing Neurogrid, a hardware platform that will emulate the cortex’s inner workings.

Kwabena Boahen wants to understand how brains work — and to build a computer that works like the brain by reverse-engineering the nervous system. His group at Stanford is developing Neurogrid, a hardware platform that will emulate the cortex’s inner workings.