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Artificial intelligence can now move at the speed of light, thanks to University of Pennsylvania engineers.

They have introduced a new type of computer chip that has the potential to significantly enhance the speed and efficiency of AI systems. Unlike traditional chips that rely on electrical signals, this innovative silicon-photonic (SiPh) chip utilizes light waves to perform complex mathematical calculations, promising to revolutionize computer processing power and energy consumption.

The chip’s design is a culmination of pioneering research by Nader Engheta, the Benjamin Franklin Medal Laureate and H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor at Penn, who has led advancements in manipulating materials at the nanoscale to enable computations with light — the fastest communication medium available. This breakthrough integrates Engheta’s work with the SiPh platform, which employs silicon, a widely available and inexpensive element, for mass chip production.

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