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algorithmsAI for Good: Balancing the Risks and Rewards #emTechDigital

There are series of three speakers talking about using AI for social good, defend human rights and an analysis on how to mitigate AI generated fake news. Ensuring that the era of AI benefits society at large will require developing …

algorithmsFinalist Quantum Computer Resistant Algorithms Selected in Long Standardization Process

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is working with many companies and researchers to provide security for financial information and privacy when there are quantum computers powerful enough to break current encryption. They have selected 26 post-quantum algorithms after …

algorithmsAnalog Solver Could Find the Best Solutions to NP-hard Problems.

Zoltan Toroczkai and collaborators have been working toward developing a novel analog mathematical approach that will help advance computation beyond the digital framework. They have a mathematical, analog “solver” that can potentially find the best solution to NP-hard problems. NP-hardness …

algorithmsSimulated Quantum Annealing on regular computers can handle up to a million variable optimization

Supply chain optimization software vendor ServicePower can handle optimizations problems that need to analyze up to 1 million variables. Each variable is represented by a virtual Qubit. They simulate their quantum annealing using parallelization on standard server farms using normal …

adiabatic quantum computerRecipe for room temperature superconductors from California Institute of Technology

Researchers demonstrate that superconductor critical temperature can be raised above room-temperature to ≈ 400K in cuprates by precise control of the spatial separation of dopants. Hence, there still remains substantial “latent” Tc in cuprates. Their proposed doping strategy and superconducting …

algorithmsJohn Hurt died. He was famous for having chest burst by Alien and as Doctor Who during Dalek Time War

John Hurt, who died on Friday, was a brilliant and versatile actor who made memorable film appearances over five decades. As the subject of the celebrated ‘chestburster’ scene, Hurt is on the receiving end of one of the most played …

algorithmsRoadmap for Polymer-Based Additive Manufacturing

dditive manufacturing (AM) is a high-priority technology growth area for U.S. manufacturers. Innovative AM processes that fabricate parts layer-by-layer directly from a 3-D digital model have great potential for producing high-value, complex, individually customized parts. Companies are beginning to use …

algorithmsBoeing gets $90 million contract to develop laser pods for fighter jets through 2021

Boeing has been awarded an estimated $90 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for the development and delivery of an experimental laser pod. The contractor will provide research and development of high energy laser technologies through the next five years. The laser …

algorithmsChina approves $36 billion of subways and other links to reduce commutes over an area twice the size of South Korea from several hours to mostly 60 minutes or less

China has approved a 247-billion-yuan ($36-billion) railway plan to improve transport links between the capital Beijing, the port city of Tianjin, and the neighboring province of Hebei, part of plans to integrate the three areas into a mega-city. The plan …