Computer chip can mimic human neurons using only beams of light


Researchers at the MIT have constructed a brain-mimicking chip that uses light instead of electricity, which could provide a significant boost in processing power and enable the wide-scale use of artificial neural networks. Image via Wikimedia. As far as processing power goes, nature’s designs still beat ours fair and square. Thankfully, we’re not above copying our…


Computer chip can mimic human neurons using only beams of light
Computer chip can mimic human neurons using only beams of light

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