Professor Choi Woo-young implemented three dimensional artificial intelligence semiconductor chip
- Developed semiconductor fundamental technology that simulates similar function by replicating human’s brain -
Department of Electronic Engineering professor Choi Woo-young implemented ‘three dimensional artificial intelligence chip’ that can function similar to a humans’ brain with least amount of energy by using integrated technology of semiconductor and nanomechanics for the first time worldwide.
Professor Choi Woo-young research team carried out a research related to semiconductor that simulates the function of humans’ brain through supporting project for junior researchers supported by Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and National Research Foundation of Korea, the research result was published in prestigious academic journal of Electronic Engineering field called IEEE Electron Device Letters on September 1.
Technology developed by research team of professor Choi Woo-young is a semiconductor technology which is accumulated fusion of nanomachine circuit from the existing 2D CMOS circuit. Compared to the artificial intelligence semiconductor chip, developed with CMOS circuit technology, which is accumulated with existing 2D, it is evaluated and showed improvement of 400% accumulation and 50% of low energy efficiency. Artificial intelligence chip technology which was simulated by using embodied cognition of 3D accumulation technology can be applied in driverless car, big data, smart robot and mobile devices.
Professor Choi Woo-young said, “Through this research, by developing fundamental technology of three dimensional semiconductor that simulates function of humans’ brains, it is expected to contribute towards implementation of electronic devices that can better understand and have mutual interaction with humans.”