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adiaApplying Quantum Computing to Optimize Pokémon Fighting Teams

D-Wave Systems has a webinar in which they explain how to apply the power of quantum computing to gaming optimization using data from one of the world’s most popular fighting games: Pokémon. They explore a classic example of a combinatorial …

dwaveHybrid Quantum-Classical System from D-Wave and Where Quantum Computing Could Be Used

D-Wave Systems announced the availability of D-Wave Hybrid™, a simple open-source hybrid workflow platform for building and running quantum-classical hybrid applications. D-Wave Hybrid is part of the Ocean software development kit within D-Wave’s Leap™ quantum cloud service and is available …

dwaveBetter Machine Learning When Data is Noisy and Incomplete Using Quantum Computers

D-Wave Systems had a presentation that summarized the utility of their quantum adiabatic system. It is a specialized QUBO solver. QUBO stands for quadratic unconstrained binary optimization and is a problem type traditionally used in computer science. There is online …

dwaveNext four years will determine if noisy quantum computers can beat current computers

From November 2017 to March 2018 there was the announcement of IBM 50 qubit prototype, Intel’s 49 qubit test chip and Google 72 qubit processor. These processors had 10% to as low as 1% error rates. In 2017, D-Wave systems …

dwaveD-Wave Quantum systems gets $20 million more in funding and talks to Softbank about hundreds of millions

D-Wave Systems, the leader in quantum computing systems and software, announced that it has met the key conditions to lock in new funding of $20 million. In April 2017, D-Wave closed on the first $30 million tranche of convertible notes …

dwaveUniversal Quantum computers, Analog Quantum computers and Annealers

In Dec 2015, US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) program notified IBM that it would award its scientists a major multi-year research grant to advance the building blocks for a universal quantum computer. A universal quantum computer uses quantum …

adiabatic quantum computerAcceleration in projected growth of global robotics industry

In 2016, International Data Corporation (IDC) has identified robotics as one of six Innovation Accelerators that will drive digital transformation by opening new revenue streams and changing the way work is performed. IDC forecasted global spending on robotics and related …

adiabatic quantum computerA healthy lifestyle and a moderate amount of genetic and other luck means life expectancy of 95+ is possible now

The University of Pennsylvania has a life expectancy calculator based upon on a statistical regression of more than 400,000 data samples. The data was collected by the National Institute of Health and AARP. Major longevity factors that are under your …

adiabatic quantum computerPaleoanthropologist seems quite sure that hybrid elephant embryo with wooly mammoth characteristics will not be created within two years

John Hawkes has that he does not believe that a wooly mammoth embyro will be created within two years. George Church indicated that 45 mammoth-like edits of DNA have been spliced into the Asian elephant genome. “We’re working on ways …

dwaveHigh quality graphene made from soybean oil in a single step

Until now, the high cost of graphene production has been the major roadblock in its commercialiZation. Previously, graphene was grown in a highly-controlled environment with explosive compressed gases, requiring long hours of operation at high temperatures and extensive vacuum processing. …