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    A Camera That Thinks for Itself

    It can see the future. European researchers are working on a smart camera that mimics the human brain, using bio-inspired eye-like sensors to convert light into electric signals in an artificial neural network. The ultralow-power event-based camera (ULPEC) boasts a memory- and power-saving function that responds much more quickly and efficiently than those currently found in drones and self-driving cars. Even if it’s still a long way from fruition, developers hope ULPEC will prove that you don’t need a supercomputer to make artificial intelligence a reality.

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