Imagine a world where A.I. is all around you. You get in your self-driving car to go to the doctor’s office, where a slew of tests are analyzed by machines that can diagnose your ailments with 99 percent accuracy. They give you a personalized prescription based on your individual biology, and then you go have a lunch of a cheeseburger and salad, one catering to your tastes and the other to your needs. Maybe you cheat and get fries with the cheeseburger, anyway.
For machines to accomplish that kind of work, they need the type of hardware that can handle the massive amount of data required. That’s where researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University come in, as they recently developed a