Making AI algorithms crazy fast using chips powered by light – MIT Technology Review

Optical chips have been tried before—but the rise of deep learning may offer an opportunity to succeed where others have failed.

Inside a small laboratory in Boston’s seaport district, buried within a jumble of lasers, lenses, mirrors, and a tangle of wiring, is a tiny chip that might be about to have a big impact on the world of artificial intelligence.

The lab belongs to Lightelligence, a startup that’s developing a radically new kind of AI accelerator chip. Instead of using electrons to carry out the core mathematical computations needed for machine learning, the company’s prototype device uses light.

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