The technology could lead to semiconductor-based inventions that are far more powerful than usual, with only minor changes. A silicon solar cell could take as much energy as conventional models, but at one-thousandth of a thickness, while diamond could be practical enough to replace silicon in processors and achieve a huge increase in speed (ideally up to 100,000-fold).
While the team focused on using AI to adjust electrical properties, it emphasizes that it can also be used for optical and thermal properties. The challenge is to implement the load, especially at the complexity levels required for chips. Even smartphone processors have billions of transistors – it may take a long time for your handset to achieve a diamond-speed-derived speed increase. However, it is a start, and it shows that tight engineering can be a solution for limiting solar energy and computing power.