Military academy teams compete with drone swarms

U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force academy teams compete in education-focused experiment to pave the way for future offensive and defensive swarm tactics for warfighters. Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other robots have become increasingly affordable, capable, and available to both the U.S. military and adversaries alike. Enabling UAVs and similar assets …

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IBM launches IBM Q initiative to create 50+ qubit universal quantum computer

IBM Q is an industry-first initiative to build a commercially available universal quantum computers for business and science. While technologies like AI can find patterns buried in vast amounts of existing data, quantum computers will deliver solutions to important problems where patterns cannot be seen and the number of possibilities that you need to explore …

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Baidu creates Deepbench benchmarking tool to help hardware makers build faster Deep Learning hardware

Baidu Research announced DeepBench, the first open source benchmarking tool for evaluating deep learning performance across different hardware platforms. The announcement was made during a presentation by Greg Diamos and Sharan Narang of Baidu Research’s Silicon Valley AI Lab. DeepBench is an open source benchmarking tool that measures the performance of basic operations involved in …

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