Move over silicon: Machine learning means we need new chips | New Scientist

SILICON has been making our computers work for almost half a century. Whether designed for graphics or number crunching, all information processing is done using a million-strong horde of tiny logic gates made from element number 14. But silicon’s time may soon be up.

Moore’s law is grinding to a halt because there is a limit to how many can be squeezed on a chip.

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