AI chip could help conquer superbugs, infectious diseases and cancer
Monday, December 4, 2017
A new artificial intelligence chip that could help redefine how global health challenges – from superbugs to infectious diseases and cancer – are conquered is being developed by an American firm using Arm designs.
Molecular data company Nano Global is working working on the chip, which is based on Cambridge semi-conductor giant Arm’s IP. It is hoped the pioneering system-on-chip (SoC) will yield highly-secure molecular data that can be used in the recognition and analysis of health threats caused by pathogens and other living organisms.
Combined with the company’s scientific technology platform, the chip apparently leverages advances in nanotechnology, optics, AI, blockchain authentication, and edge computing to access and analyse molecular-level data in real time. That’s a lot of buzzwords in one sentence.
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