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Could light be the solution to data's energy hunger?

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Researchers have achieved a breakthrough in the development of artificial intelligence by using light instead of electricity to perform computations. 

Traditionally, the more complex the data, the greater the energy/power demands and the slower the speed between processor and memory.

By using photon-based processing units instead of electric-based units, energy consumption is reduced and speed is increased. Given our dual demands for energy and data processing, this is quite an exciting development.


https://publishing.aip.org/publications/latest-content/photon-based-processing-units-enable-more-complex-machine-learning/



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