BrainChip Holdings, a neuromorphic computing company, announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Democritus University of Thrace, located in Greece. The agreement consists of a license to their cybersecurity technology and their researcher’s support in porting the technology to the Akida Development Environment.
BrainChip’s processor is designed with artificial intelligence applications in mind, and with cybersecurity and fintech identified as target sectors, among others.
The cybersecurity technology includes data-to-spike converters and is specifically designed for network intrusion and anomaly detection using a spiking neural network (SNN) that can be accelerated by the Akida Neuromorphic System-on-Chip (NSoC).
Professor Lazaros Iliadis, from the Department of Civil Engineering, Lab of Mathematics and Informatics, School of Engineering at the Democritus University of Thrace is responsible for the program. He said in a statement: “We have been working with spiking neural networks for several years and our cybersecurity technology has proven highly accurate in detecting threats. The Akida NSoC is an ideal platform to accelerate our SNNs.”