Computer‘s March 2018 issue includes an article on Intel’s new manycore neuromorphic processor, Loihi, the first of its kind to feature a microcode-programmable learning engine enabling on-chip training of spiking neural networks (SNNs).

In their article, Intel researcher Chit-Kwan Lin and colleagues describe how to build, train, and use an SNN to classify handwritten digits from the MNIST database.

Read the special preview article.