A new quantum material was discovered by a team of scientists that may represent the future of artificial intelligence. This new material does not limit to store endless numbers of information, instead, and as the brain does, it has the ability to forget information.
The human brain is the most complex and powerful computer known to mankind, and one of the mechanisms that make it so unique is our ability to forget things, and it is this phenomenon that is apparently reproduced by the material known as samarium nickelate.
This feature is extremely important because although the brain has a giant storage capacity, it has a limit, and the only reason the brain is so efficient, is this ability to forget.
It is extremely complicated to create a material that does not even approximate this ability to forget about the human brain, but it seems that this particular material can mimic this behavior in an incredibly similar way.
The material analyzed, samarium nickelate, is part of the type known as quantum perovskite, which is an atomic crystal structure that begins to exhibit changes in its electrical conductivity, as it is manipulated by scientists.
The method by which the material is manipulated relates to the exposure of the material to hydrogen in order to alter its protons, affecting its composition. When a proton (H +) is removed from perovskite (SmNiO3 (SNO)), the atomic structure of the material expands or contracts dramatically in order to accommodate it.
Although these materials have a structure too small to represent the future of computing, they are certainly the basis for the future of computing, due to the fact that as this material changes its composition, the material adapts, and its electrical responses are altered to respond to proton manipulation.
This is a new example of the use of quantum materials, and of what may be the basis for the future of computing and artificial intelligence.