Enlightenment for computers

Microelectronics, Computers, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data

Light has the potential to enormously speed up some calculations, for example when using machine learning algorithms.
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With their immense demand for computing power, artificial intelligence and big data are pushing today's microelectronics to their limits. Optical computer chips could be a way out and enable new types of computing machines.

by THOMAS BRANDSTETTER

When it comes to communication, light has already proven its superiority. Light signals in fiber optics

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