A mesoporous SiO2 thin films-based ionic decision-maker for solving multi-armed bandit problems

D. Etoh, T. Tsuchiya, Y. Kitagawa, M. Takayanagi, Y. Itoh, T. Tsuruoka, T. Higuchi, K. Terabe

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An ionic decision-maker (IDM), with the remarkable ability to solve multi-armed bandit problems (MBPs), has been developed as a new artificial intelligence technology, which have humanlike decision-making capabilities. Owing to their low durability, the Nafion polymer electrolytes and electrode materials normally found within IDMs do not meet the high-level integration and repetitive operation requirements of such devices. Therefore, in this study, mesoporous SiO2, which is a proton conducting inorganic oxide, has been utilized as the IDM electrolyte. The oxide-based IDMs developed showed good solvability for MBPs and excellent adaptability to dramatic environmental shifts, which were both at similar levels to those found in Nafion-based IDMs. While the adaptation exhibited by the oxide-based IDMs was slightly inferior to that found in Nafion-based IDMs, fluctuations in the correct selection rate (CSR) were significantly improved over those observed in Nafion-based IDMs. Further, the average of reached CSR was enhanced to 0.96 in comparison to 0.92 for Nafion-based IDMs.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberSIIG01
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue numberSI
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020

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