The human body senses stimuli, transmits signals, makes appropriate judgments and responds to stimuli through its nervous system. The brain is a part of the nervous system and is responsible for piecing together stimuli received from our sensory organs, assessing the current situation, and issuing commands accordingly. There is a type of processor that works in very much the same way as the human brain, called the NPU or Neural Processing Unit. The NPU is made up of countless numbers of nerve cells and synapses that transmit and receive signals to and from each other simultaneously, just like the human brain. It also can be called an artificial intelligence chip, as artificial intelligence (AI) technology is incorporated so that it can learn and make decisions for itself.
In a computer, the CPU (Central Processing Unit) performs the same role and processes data. While the CPU is also able to process all types of data, the NPU is optimized for simultaneous matrix operations, meaning it is capable for handling multiple operations simultaneously in real time. Not only that, but the NPU is also able to learn based on accumulated data in order to deduce optimal solutions. This is why the NPU is appraised as the perfect technology for deep learning, where computers are made to think and learn the same way humans do.
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