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NeuroCAD v5.0

NeuroCAD V5.0

April 13, 2022 - ORBAI is announcing that development is underway on NeuroCAD V5.0, implementing a better UI and new features from the current NeuroCAD v4.1 version.

NeuroCAD is a patented software tool with a UI for designing Spiking Neural Networks that forms the foundation for ORBAI's AGI technology. It allows the user to lay out the layers of spiking neurons, connect them up algorithmically, crossbreed and mutate them to generate a population of similar neural nets, then run simulations on them, train them, and then crossbreed the top performing designs and continue the genetic algorithms till a design emerges that meets the performance criteria set by the designer.

After the recent success of our BICHNN SNN Autoencoder, and getting feedback from Alpha customers, we learned a lot about what was needed in the toolchain to achieve commercial viability - some additional features and improving ease of use. So, we branched the code base last week and began work on NeuroCAD v5.0 this week.

We will be keeping the core cross-platform Qt GUI and the high performance CUDA Spiking Neural Net simulation, and adding:

  • Improvements to the GUI, including more connection map types, connections to more distant layers, inhibitory connections, and a greatly streamlined workflow
  • Enhanced OpenGL Rendering with better visualization
  • Optimizations to CUDA SNN Simulation
  • More powerful, more flexible neural network models with better performance
  • Izhikevich Neuron model fully implemented (in addition to Leaky Integrate and Fire)
  • Leaky Integrate and Fire synapse model with Hebbian learning
  • Better modelling of time-dependent spike transmission
  • Inhibitory synapses
  • Visualization highlighting activity in specific network subsections
  • Full integration of Genetic Algorithm runs (currently launched separately) and run-time diagnostics

This will allow our customers to integrate the tools into their current R&D workflow much more easily, and build the functionality they need in their products. We know that the technology works, but its ease of use and needing some additional features are the only things holding back more widespread adoption of NeuroCAD. Once we have the new and improved version of NeuroCAD v5.0 in customers hands, good feedback (and income) from them, we can much more easily take the next steps as a company. Look to fall 2022 as a release date.