back to article MIT, Amazon, TSMC, ASML and friends to work on non-planet-killing AI hardware

Big names in tech are collaborating with academics to develop energy-optimized machine-learning and quantum-computing systems under the MIT AI Hardware Program, an initiative announced on Tuesday.  Chip makers like TSMC and Analog Devices, hardware development lab NTT Research, supplier of EUV machines ASML, and tech behemoth …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "In the past few years, we have seen seemingly superhuman capabilities of AI systems"

    Who's we and what is superhuman to you?

    Meanwhile, Nvidia and Intel introduce even more power hungry hardware (ie. 3090 Ti) and specs (ie. ATX's 12v only) to find lower energy consumption routines. It's similar to using more cash bills to collect more coin change.

    FWIW, I don't' think "AI" advancement should be determined by how much power it does or doesn't use, but how that system is designed. To me, current AI seems to mean work harder, not smarter.

  2. Cuddles

    Green green green

    Also, it turns out that spending less on electricity would be good for profits. But sure, let's pretend we're all being altruistic here.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Other stories you might like