Analog computing is one of three major computational paradigms (analog, digital and quantum). As digital computing approaches the limit of Moore's Law, analog computing offers a strategy to diversify today's digital monoculture. Analog computing is:
ideally suited for dynamic systems modeling
ideally suited for neuromorphic AI applications
significantly more energy-efficient than digital computing
inherently safer than digital computing in the face of cyber threats
Analog computing is just about as different from digital computing as chalk and cheese ye the results can be the same. Analog computing can work on different types of functions like integration and differentiation which is harder to perform in digital computers. Analog computers use wires to make connections between different electronic devices and often use an an oscillicope for an output device.
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