Scientists exemplify world’s fastest optical neuromorphic processor for AI

Business World | Jan 8, 2021 at 3:40 PM
  • A Swinburne University of Technology led team has demonstrated the world’s fastest and most powerful optical neuromorphic processor for artificial intelligence (AI) that can operate faster than 10 trillion operations per second and is capable of processing ultra-large-scale data.
  • “This breakthrough was achieved with ‘optical micro-combs’, as was our world-record internet data speed reported in May 2020,” told Professor Moss, Director of Swinburne’s Optical Sciences Centre and recently named one of Australia’s top research leaders in physics and mathematics in the field of optics and photonics by The Australian.
  • This breakthrough shows how new optical technology makes such networks faster and more efficient and is a profound demonstration of the benefits of cross-disciplinary thinking, in having the inspiration and courage to take an idea from one field and using it to solve a fundamental problem in another, according to the scientists.