Carnegie Mellon University

Artificial intelligence is likely going to be the biggest technology revolution of our lifetimes. While current AI systems rely on von Neuman architecture and CMOS technology, future of AI is in novel solutions such as neuromorphic computing using building blocks that mimic neurons and synapses of human brain. We aim to discover, fabricate, and understand principles of operation of such devices.

This realization inspired a moonshot concept:

"Create a new type of computer that can proactively interpret and learn from data, solve unfamiliar problems using what it has learned, and operate with the energy efficiency of the human brain."
              - White House announcement: Grand Challenge for Future Computing, October 20, 2015.