There is no doubt that computers have changed our lives forever. Still, as much as computers outperform humans at complex tasks such as solving complex mathematical equations in almost zero time, they may underperform when solving what humans can do easily — image identification, for instance. Anyone in the world can identify a picture of a cat in no time at all. The most powerful PC in the world may take hours to get the same answer.
The problem belongs to the traditional control-processing-unit (CPU) Von Neuman architecture. Devised to overcome the inflexibility of early computers that were hardwired to perform a single task, the stored-program computer, credited to Von Neuman, gained the flexibility to execute any program