That s the sort of progress Hewlett Packard Enterprise is hoping to make with a project known as the Dot Product Engine, which is inspired by the human brain.

This kind of technology will take years before it comes to fruition and is made available to the masses.

The shift from contemporary computing to a functionality that mimics our own thought process could well hinge on the usage of the company s memristor technology.

Today s computers carry data from storage to be processed by the CPU and system memory.

This has the potential to be incredibly more power efficient, save a lot of time, reduce computing complexity and not be clogging up the bandwidth, said Hewlett Packard Labs researcher Cat Graves in an interview with PC World.

However, since the chips will lean heavily on approximation, they re not intended to replace components like GPUs or CPUs.

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