Meet the newest battery saver: less accurate but still useful chips — Tech News and Analysis

Researchers at Rice University have built yet another prototype of their probabilistic chip that is faster, more energy-efficient and wrong. By sacrificing accuracy, the chip is 15 times more energy-efficient that normal chips and is well suited for applications like video and audio processing where the human eyes and ears can make up for the computer’s inexactitude. Rice expects the chip to be in the real world next year in hearing aids and soon in a low-power tablet aimed at the Indian education market.

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