A group of Chinese researchers published a research paper on the use of artificial intelligence to automate processor manufacturing, claiming that the AI ​​designed an industrial-scale RISC-V processor in less than 5 hours. That’s about a thousand times faster than humans could have done with a comparable CPU design.

The Chinese research team aimed to answer the question of whether machines can design chips like humans. Previous AI-generated designs have been relatively small or limited in scope. So, to test the limits of AI design, the researchers tried to create an AI that would automatically design a RISC-V processor.

According to the researchers, artificial intelligence could significantly reduce design and optimization cycles in the existing semiconductor industry. Nvidia, for example, already uses artificial intelligence to optimize its chip design.

Source: Toms Hardware