Artificial intelligence Archive

ecommerceHow will Google and Facebook be regulated in response to fear of the tech giants?

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For a few years there has been growing calls to curb the monopoly power of Amazon, Google and Facebook. Previously Republicans have been against monopoly regulation. Recent developments could cause Republicans in the House and Senate to support the White …

lasersProgress to photonic quantum computation

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One of the goals of photonics is to implement photonic quantum computation. Quantum interference of single photons at a 50:50 beamsplitter is a key phenomenon in quantum physics and lies at the heart of linear optical quantum computation. Researchers have …

futureTen year $1.275 billion US National Quantum Initiative proposed to get more quantum engineers

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There is a proposed $1.275 billion National Quantum Initiative to accelerating research and training in quantum computing. The funding would be provided over ten years. Several centers of excellence for quantum computing would help train many quantum engineers. Chris Monroe, …

nanowireSuperconducting nanowires created that are promising for future quantum computers

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Dutch researchers have successfully developed nanowires allowing individual electrons to be captured by a ‘quantum dot’ on which superconductivity can take place. These nanowires could make powerful quantum computers. The combination of a quantum dot and superconductivity makes it possible …

artificial intellgenceDARPA Starts $2 Billion Campaign to Develop Next Wave of AI Technologies

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To address the limitations of the first and second wave AI technologies, DARPA seeks to explore new theories and applications that could make it possible for machines to adapt to changing situations. DARPA sees this next generation of AI as …

cloud computingRigetti Quantum Cloud Services and $1 million quantum advantage prize Launching

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Quantum computing is nearing a critical milestone when it will unlock higher quality, faster, or cheaper solutions for important and valuable problems. They call this milestone quantum advantage. The first conclusive demonstration of quantum advantage will be an historic achievement. …

physicsBoston Consulting Group Quantum Computer publication has Nextbigfuture quantum computer article as a source

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Boston Consulting Group has a publication called the “Coming Quantum Leap in Computing”. It was published May 16, 2018 By Massimo Russo, Anant Thaker, and Suhare Adam. This article uses the linked Nextbigfuture article as a source . BCG estimates …

chinaWeChat identification will be part of larger digital China plan

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Tencent is working with the Chinese government to link travel documents with a WeChat app to facilitate border crossings between the three territories (Hong Kong, Macau and China) that still require special travel permits.

physicsSorting atoms into 3D patterns to enable neutral atom quantum computers

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Two groups report technical breakthroughs for trapped neutral atom quantum computers. Optical engineering for sorting atoms into 3D patterns Barredo and team report their use of precision optical-engineering methods to sort atoms into arbitrary 3D patterns. Barredo et al. extend …

computersChina building $145 million superconducting computer that is up to 1000 times more energy efficient

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China is building a 1 billion yuan (US$145.4 million) superconducting computer. It will be able to help develop new weapons, breaking codes and analyzing intelligence. It will use supercooled circuits made of superconducting materials. It will use 40 to 1000 …