"The Machine". There's a lot of weird stuff around on it. Official hype page of the (now cancelled, presumably) project: https://www.labs.hpe.com/the-machine (Makes some of IBM's Watson marketing almost look sane in comparison, doesn't it?)
It starts with an idea that looks good on paper and a bunch of scientists investigating it. At one point it gets picked up by the management of a company and commercialization is being started while the technology is not ready yet. Now you have high-risk development of a new technology in the framework of commercial management. Failing is no option anymore. During the development it becomes clear to some insiders that the goals cannot be achieved. To those are three options. Either they quit, they shut up or they upsell what they have. Plans become bigger and bigger and the deadline shifts later and later. The later you are, the more sunk costs you have and the bigger your plans need to be to recoup the costs and keep your department alive. This is what I consider the when it becomes a scam. It started with science but instead of burying the dead horse it is paraded around town and management applauds while those who know do not talk.
A lesson for all: the bigger man does not quit, does not keep quiet, does not pacify in the face of evil. Contrary to the truthisms about being the bigger man - fighting for what is right is almost always the right move.
It is often said one should be mature and not "play the game." But the truth is, evil affects us all and isn't confined to isolated games. If you don't stop it locally, it will spread like a poison globally.
Learn from my mistake. Play the game, fight, dont quit.
Theranos, IBM "Watson" (in reality a family of products sold as one "AI" thing leeching the branding of the chess playing AI, and very underperforming), the "quantum computing" thing...
(I'd add Tesla "auto-but-not-really-auto" pilot...)
HP Memristors are suspended nano-wires surrounded by a floating ring of titanium oxide insulator forming a coaxial line whose impedance/resistance is a function of the cross section of the oxide ring. Current causes the ring compress or stretch giving a memristance function of roughly a parabola which saturates when the oxide is fully stretched or compressed. Last I looked, there are a lot of legal battles currently ongoing and patent litigation involving HP and memristors which is tying the technology up.
Other Memristors commonly work by dendrite formation along electric fields but this method is pretty dang slow. Charge trapping semi-conductor junctions have been proposed but I haven't seen any myself.
This new memristor from U of M works by controlling Lithium diffusion via an electric field. The amount of Lithium available controls the formation of lattice networks in the substrate which in turn controls the conductivity of the material.
And here's a where I did asked previous questions on the topic: