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Photonic Neuromorphic Computing - The Future of AI


Photonic computing processes information using light, whilst neuromorphic computing attempts to emulate the human brain. Bring the two together, and we may have the perfect platform for next generation AI, as this video explores.

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de Lima (2019) ‘Machine Learning With Neuromorphic Photonics’, Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol.37, Issue 5 (March 7). Abstract and access options at: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/...​

Feldman, J. et al (2021) ‘Parallel convolutional processing using an integrated photonic tensor core’, Nature Issue 589 (January 6). Abstract and access options at: https://www.nature.com/articles/s4158...​

Fourtané, S. (2021) ‘New Applications of Photonics for Artificial Intelligence and Neuromorphic Computing’, Medium (January 30). Available from: https://medium.com/technology-evoluti...​

Intel neuromorphic computing web pages: https://www.intel.co.uk/content/www/u...​

Intel silicon photonics web pages: https://intel.com/siliconphotonics​

Ríos, C. et al (2019) ‘In-memory computing on a photonic platform’, Science Advances Vol.2, No.5 (February 15). Available from: https://advances.sciencemag.org/conte...​

Sebastian, A. (2021) ‘Light and in-memory computing help AI achieve ultra-low latency’, IBM Research Blog (January 7). Available from: https://www.ibm.com/blogs/research/20...​

Sebastian, A. & Bhaskaran, H. (2019) ‘In-Memory Computing Using Photonic Memory Devices, IBM Research-Zurich Publications blog post (February 15). Available from: https://www.ibm.com/blogs/research/20...​

Shastri, B.J. et al (2021) ‘Photonics for artificial intelligence and neuromorphic computing’, Nature Photonics, Issue 15 (January 29). Abstract and access options at: https://www.nature.com/articles/s4156...​

The Engineer (2021) ‘Photonic processor heralds new computing era’ (January 7th). Available from: https://www.theengineer.co.uk/photoni...​


00:00​ Introduction

00:57​ Photonic computing

05:18​ Neuromorphic computing

07:31​ Neuromorphic photonics

11:24​ Future hardware

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