Artificial Intelligence (AI) Europe

BrainChip AI technology to be deployed by France Police to trackdown crime

Peter van der Made and the computer technology that will mimic human brain behaviour. Picture Michael O'Brien - The West Australian - 8th May 2015

The company’s SNAP technology is deploying its Artificial Intelligence technology to support France Police solve crime issues. The Artificial technology which is well known as  “Brain Chip” .The SNAP technology mimics the human brain.

The company’s SNAP technology is based in Perth City in Western Australia, A Technology that Learns Like the Human Brain.Spiking Neuron Adaptive Processor (SNAP) is a technology that consists of many custom-designed cores that operate in parallel, making it significantly faster than software neural networks that run on a CPU or a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).




What makes our technology exciting is that it learns from experience, autonomously like a human learns. It does not need to be trained with millions of samples like Deep Learning, it learns in seconds.

BrainChip executive director Peter van der Made is the brains behind the company’s technology, which is 10 years in the making at the Department of Commerce-backed Innovation Centre of WA in Bentley and also in California.

Toulouse National Police chief of indictable offences, Inspector Jean-Francois Lespes, said his officers had partnered with BrainChip before on some previous investigations.he made this pronouncement concerning brainchip “With this new evaluation protocol, we will have the opportunity to extensively use and evaluate the SNAPvision solution for our investigative requirements,” he said.





This new technology has the ability to learn autonomously, evolve and associate information just like the human brain. The technology is user configurable to meet a wide range of applications.The technology will be rolled out at the Toulouse branch of the national police in the hope that it will enable officers to decrease the time and manpower needed to solve crimes situations.

BrainChip announced today that the French National Police is going to trial its Spiking Neuron Adaptive Processor (SNAP) technology which will allow officers to rapidly scan through terabytes of recorded video to search for identifying characteristics such as faces, body shapes and clothing patterns.Tracking crime culprits is not going to be a headache to the french national police.




SNAP is more energy efficient, enabling SNN to be integrated into portable devices for the local processing of sensor data. SNAP based neural networks can respond in real time with low latency, regardless of the neural network size. SNAP also implements learning rules in hardware, enabling Autonomous Features Extraction (AFE) directly from input data without the need for any software processing.




Do You Know How SNAP Works?

The neurons we have developed autonomously learn through a process known as STDP (Synaptic Time Dependent Plasticity). Our fully digital neurons process input spikes directly in hardware and are all updated in parallel, which means that the response time of the network is independent of the network size.



Sensory neurons convert physical stimuli into spikes. Learning occurs when the input is intense, or repeating through feedback at each neuron and this is directly correlated to the way the brain learns.

Depending on power consumption requirements, the SNAP technology can run at the speed of biological neurons or up to 1,000x faster. Software Neural Networks are limited in speed and complexity by the sequential processing method of a computer. SNAP operates completely in parallel with no dependence on software, which gives it its speed advantage.



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