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Jan 6, 2021

Machine learning at the speed of light: New paper demonstrates use of photonic structures for AI

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As we enter the next chapter of the digital age, data traffic continues to grow exponentially. To further enhance artificial intelligence and machine learning, computers will need the ability to process vast amounts of data as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

Conventional computing methods are not up to the task, but in looking for a solution, researchers have seen the light—literally.

Light-based processors, called photonic processors, enable computers to complete complex calculations at incredible speeds. New research published this week in the journal Nature examines the potential of photonic processors for artificial intelligence applications. The results demonstrate for the first time that these devices can process information rapidly and in parallel, something that today’s cannot do.

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