Lyric Semiconductor might be rolling out a new generation of chips which is able to determine the best search results for an individual, or even calculate the odds on whether a particular e-mail message is spam or not. A chip that can compute likelihoods is definitely something worth looking into, since one can implement such technology in new ways including helping figure out just what book would someone want to purchase online, or even assist in the creation of a superior gene-sequencing machine. Amazon and Google could very well benefit from Lyric’s technological advancement, as it will reduce the need for computing horsepower and algorithms required in today’s retail Web sites to power prediction engines which attempt to determine which product someone might want to buy based on their past purchases and ratings. This goes against the traditional computer setup because they were specially developed to deal with black-and-white questions.
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