Jul 4, 2023

Microsoft’s light-based computer marks ‘the unravelling of Moore’s Law’

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Presenting its findings as “Unlocking the future of computing” Microsoft is edging ever closer to photon computing technology with the Analog Iterative Machine (AIM). Right now, the light-based machine is being licensed for use in financial institutions, to help navigate the endlessly complex data flowing through them.

According to the Microsoft Research Blog, “Microsoft researchers have been developing a new kind of analog optical computer that uses photons and electrons to process continuous value data, unlike today’s digital computers that use transistors to crunch through binary data” (via Hardware Info).

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