Huang’s Law & Moore’s Law

The recent purchase of Arm and NVIDIA’s new developments

This article will take a quick look at Moore’s Law and the emerging discussion of Huang’s Law. First, we have to consider current events.

“In the years ahead, trillions of computers running AI will create a new internet-of-things that is thousands of times larger than today’s internet-of-people. Our combination will create a company fabulously positioned for the age of AI.”

Christoffer Mims writes a weekly column for the Wall Street Journal on technology. In his most recent article he argues that Huang’s Law is the new Moore’s law and connects this to the recent purchase of Arm.

“I call it Huang’s Law, after Nvidia Corp. chief executive and co-founder Jensen Huang. It describes how the silicon chips that power artificial intelligence more than double in performance every two years.”

In this article he presents a graph:

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Graph by Mims of the increase in speed and energy efficiency

“Arm’s smallest and most energy-sipping chips, tiny enough to be powered by a watch battery, can now enable cameras to recognise objects in real time.”

Consider this for a moment.

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AI Policy and Ethics at Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own.

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