Conversation with ChatGPT was enough to develop part of a CPU

A team of researchers led by Hammond Pearce, research assistant professor at NYU Center for Cybersecurity, and including Professor Ramesh Karri and Institute Associate Professor Siddharth Garg, have successfully designed a semiconductor chip with using back-and-forth conversations with ChatGPT, a first-of-its-kind achievement that may reduce the need for Hardware Description Language fluency among chip designers “The big challenge with hardware description languages is that not many people know how to write them,” Pearce said. “It’s quite hard to become an expert in them. That means we still have our best engineers doing menial things in these languages because there are just not that many engineers to do them.”