Atomically thin optomemristive feedback neurons

Schematic of a self organised map showing input neurons and WTA neurons connections through feed-forward and feedback

'The entire field is super exciting, as materials innovations and novel insights into how they can be creatively applied all need to come together, and this work represents a new toolkit, exploring the power of two-dimensional materials, not in transistors, but for novel computing paradigms'.

Professor Harish Bhaskaran

Professor Harish Bhaskaran, with collaborators from IBM, Denmark Technical University and the University of Texas in Austin have developed atomically thin artificial neurons by stacking 2D materials.  

Utilising the greater functionality this created, they developed 'winner-takes-all' networks, which will have a huge beneficial effect on future AI hardware and neuromorphic engineering.


You can read the paper, 'Atomically thin optomemristive feedback neurons' in Nature Nanotechnology.