Artificial intelligence (AI) built around the human brain can help robots and computers better understand the differences between objects. The applications of this technology could, for instance, help robots make on the fly decisions about which products to buy in a store. The AI breakthrough could also help robots make optimised decisions in route planning – an algorithmic conundrum known as the Travelling Salesman Problem. The research was presented in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience by researchers at Purdue University in Indiana, US.

Kaushik Roy, a Purdue professor of electrical and computer engineering, said: “Our stochastic neural networks try to mimic certain activities of the human brain and compute through a connection of neurons and synapses.

“This allows the computer brain to not only store information but also to generalise well about objects and then make inferences to perform better at distinguishing between objects.” READ MORE ON: EXPRESS