A Step Towards Probabilistic Computing

When it comes to performing a calculation destined to arrive at an exact result, humans are hopelessly inferior to the computer. In other areas, humans are still lengths ahead of it: An example is signal processing, which plays an important role in autonomous driving. In the search for new computer concepts that are closer to the human brain, research is concentrating, amongst others, on probability-based computing. Together with his team, physicist Professor Ulrich Nowak from the University of Konstanz is investigating how these computers of the future can be made possible by using what are known as skyrmions, i.e. magnetic vortex-like configurations, as bit units. In collaboration with physicists from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, the researchers have now been able… READ MORE