Science Times


A new photonic technology has enabled a computer system to mimic the way human brains learn from accumulating experience. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a new approach for the deep learning computation using light, instead of electricity. A deep learning computer is a way computer system accumulate experiences and data and recognized the pattern in the accumulative data. Unfortunately, even the most powerful computer is limited with its transistor capacity to perform such function. In order to improve the deep learning computer system, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology discovered that light is a much better answer to perform such function, instead of electricity.