Artificial intelligence

dronesUS Navy Getting Ten Robotic Combat Ships

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The US Navy is buying a new breed of armed unmanned surface combat ships that will add more sensors and weapons to the current fleet. These will be 200-foot to 300-foot ships that displace 2,000 tons. The Navy plans to …

exaflopExaflop Supercomputer Race

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The US Department of Energy is paying $500 million for the Aurora exaflop supercomputer to be built by Intel and Cray in 2021. Aurora will perform regular supercomputer research and artificial intelligence (AI) projects. There will be extreme-scale cosmological simulations, …

antiagingAutomation and Longevity Impacts on Social Security and Medicare

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Some people believe that successful antiaging would have a huge impact on social security and Medicare. They believe that if breakthrough medicine reduced the death probability each year three times, then this would bankrupt social security or Medicare. If someone …

quantum computersQuantum Technology Overview

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John Preskill, Director of the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, California Institute of Technology, presented an overview of quantum technology at the 2018 Q2B Conference. He indicates that NISQ (Noisy Qubit) systems with 50-100 qubits will be commercially available …

futureIonQ Path to Thousands of Qubits and Quantum Supremacy

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Quantum Supremacy is defined as the point when quantum computers become faster than regular computers. Quantum computers can become thousands of times more powerful when the number of qubits are doubled. In December, 2018, IonQ announced at the Q2B conference …

machine learningPractical Use of D-Wave Quantum Annealing

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Murray Thom is VP of software and cloud services at D-Wave Systems. D-Wave currently sells a 2000 qubit quantum annealing machine and provides access to the system via a cloud service. D-Wave will provide an upgraded 5600 qubit system with …

artificial intelligenceOpenAI Made Super Spam Generator and Now Seeks Investors and Profit

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Last month, OpenAI announced that they had made an AI system could be used for next-generation super spam and a tsunami of fake news. They chose to keep the super-spam system secret to prevent misuse by others. OpenAI has now …

futureMeasuring Quantum Computer Power With IBM Quantum Volume Metric

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If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. IBM created the Quantum Volume metric to measure the power of quantum computers. Quantum Computers have the potential to be vastly more powerful than regular computers. IBM created a Quantum Volume …

artificial intelligenceUdacity Offering Free TensorFlow 2.0 AI Course

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Nextbigfuture interviewed Dr. Mat Leonard of the Udacity School of AI. Udacity and Google have created a free course to help software developers to learn code AI applications. There will be 3 to 4 lessons released every few weeks. The …

artificial intelligenceEconomic Growth and AI Progress Depends on Better Hardware

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Improved computer performance has been driving the boom in deep learning and artificial intelligence. 50% of the productivity growth for the world for the past 40 years in the US and the world came from the massive improvements in computer …