Unlocking the potential of water-based microprocessors: a new era of neural networks

The future of neural networks could be water-based chips

Researchers are developing water-based microprocessors, which could be used in the future as an alternative to today’s wafer architecture. Applications range from AI to DNA syntheses and beyond.

They are still prototypes, so don’t expect water-cooled processors just yet. But the way they operate is very exciting. The chips use a technology called ionics that involves manipulating ion species within liquids instead of the electrons we currently shoot through semiconductors.