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Tissue Computing – How TOD™ Delivers Major Live Neuron Processing in a Little Box

For Immediate Release: March 14, 2022


BCM Industries Inc. (BCM) forthcoming Tissue Operating Device (TOD™) includes a Tissue Computer (TC) with millions of live neurons. This is a processing revolution because classic digital computer performs processing based on binary on/off states, while the BCM created TC operates using live neurons each which is capable of existing in thousands of states and communicating with other live neurons within the TC through synaptic connections, which each contain over 200,000 channels. The illustration shows a sample of live neural network.

Within the TC, these communications flow between neurons within tissue clusters (TC Disks), and between TC Disks through neural populated cord networks (TC Cords), in a fully interlinked array of multiple TC Disks.

The Model 16, the smallest offered TOD™ with 16 TC Disks, offers neuron network access to 16 million live neurons. This massive processing power is delivered in a standard computer tower, which can sit on the floor next to a desk.

A digital chip has two operating states, and one communication channel, a TOD™ live neuron has thousands of operating states, and over 200,000 directly accessible communication channels... TOD™ wins!

To summarize, a digital chip has two states, and a single communications channel. In comparison, a live neuron, in a TOD™ operated TC, has thousands of operating states, and over 200,000 directly accessible communication channels. The difference in processing power of these two systems is extreme, and hard to comprehend. However, as illustration, think about a digital computer as a horse, with blinders on, trotting along at 5 MPH.

In comparison, imagine TOD™ is a F-18 Super Hornet fighter jet, with after burners turned on, traveling at more than 2,000 MPH, with the automated flight control system automatically evaluating flight options in any and all directions. This illustration suggests the magnitude of the massive leap forward in processing capabilities that TOD™ will soon be delivering to enterprises and consumers.

Digital data processing requires two independent elements: first, the computer hardware, and second the software. The external software is required to provide data and processing instructions to the digital hardware. The hardware is innate and cannot inherently learn or accumulate intellect. The hardware only responses to external data and commands. Any form of AI or learning must be created and delivered to the hardware by software. Digital hardware not inherently produce AI, or learning.

The TC, with live neurons, is operationally dramatically different from a digital computer. The TC structure supports operations where external data and control sources, and neuron internally created data and programming are both interdependent and unified. This means that changes delivered from both external software delivered data and controls, and internally created data and controls, will result in physical changes in the processing structure.

This TC ability, to combine the concept of both “hardware” and “software” into one dynamic, and interdependent system which utilizes organic, living neurons and complex neural networks to create an unconventional linkage and structure, results in TOD™ offering users a real-time, temporary, application-specific computational device, or structure.

With this dynamic and interdependent computing capability, TC offers many advanced features and services, which include but are not limited to, the creation of actual (not artificial) intelligence, assembly of learning into knowledge, and all the many computational and amazing processing features commonly found in a human brain.

In closing, as discussed in prior BCM new releases, there are six major components required to assemble the TOD™. All six are currently available. The next step requires operational system integration, component and system testing, and performance refinements. These events will occur at the TOD™ System Integration Lab in New Jersey.

William Ditto, Steve Potter and their teams of researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, in 2003, created an early lab version of a TC and were able to fully establish the ability for external monitoring and control of live neuron processing activities. This is strong validation of the TOD™ concept, and BCM’s ability to operationalize it.

As a recognized leader in tissue engineering and production of tissue clusters and live tissue conduit, BCM was able to transition experimental lab concepts and results into a reliable commercial TC product and create customized production facilities to volume produce TCs, and TOD™ systems.

Deliveries of TOD™ Model 16, a tower unit, are scheduled to commence by December 2022, with all nine models available for global commercial, scientific, military, and consumer markets in 2023.

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