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Opinion: Intel’s Mike Davies Discusses Need for Neuromorphic Computing Benchmarks in Nature

Mike Davies
Mike Davies, who leads Intel’s neuromorphic computing program, holds a bobblehead of scientist Rosalind Franklin that Loihi, Intel’s self-learning research chip, quickly learned to identify. (Credit: Tim Herman/Intel Corporation)

In a Nature Comment article titled “Benchmarks for progress in neuromorphic computing,” Mike Davies, director of Intel’s Neuromorphic Computing Lab, calls for a standardized set of benchmarks to measure progress in the field.

He writes:

“In order to deliver on such an ambitious agenda, the neuromorphic field needs to focus more on principles and rigour, less on open-ended exploration and mapping speculative mechanistic features to silicon. Steady progress to real-world value depends on quantitative metrics, discipline and informed prioritization.”

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