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googleNear-term Quantum Computers Have Serious Challenges

Nextbigfuture was excessively optimistic on quantum computer achieving a smooth takeoff based upon announcements in 2018 with the 72 qubit Google bristlecone, IonQ's trapped ion breakthrough and a flurry of other advancements in quantum computers from Intel and IBM.

amazonMicrosoft Surging Over $1 Trillion to Number One

Microsoft stock surging over $1 trillion in market value in after hours trading with a strong earnings report.

artificial intelligenceEthics in AI – Google Announces External AI Advisory Council #emTechDigital

Google’s VP Kent Walker announced that Google will build an external AI advisory council. They come from our continents and from many disciplines. Google will be providing a release that has the names and details of the external AI advisory …

artificial intelligenceThe Human Impact of AI #EmTechDigital

Leaders in the field are looking beyond cutting-edge research to examine the impact that AI technologies are having in the world. Putting humans at the center of the discussion is critical to ensure that society will benefit from fair, unbiased …

artificial intelligenceUdacity Offering Free TensorFlow 2.0 AI Course

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 intelligenceThe End of Moore’s Law in Detail and Starting a New Golden Age

John Hennessy talked about the end of Moore’s Law and the start of a new golden age. He described the specifics of how general computer chips from Intel and others were sped up over decades. Speed came from scaling, parallelism …

controverialGoogle is Negligent in Allowing Vandalization But Fixing It is Tricky and Dangerous

Google is negligent by not having the software coded mechanisms to prevent or rapidly repair vandalization of search results. People can use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and other means to adjust search results. There are ways that people can manipulate …

carsWaymo Started Its Commercial Self-driving Ride Sharing Service

Waymo, the subsidiary of Alphabet (aka Google), has started its commercial self-driving ride Sharing service. This is currently limited to cities surrounding Phoenix Arizona. This includes Tempe, Mesa and Chandler. The Waymo One program will give customers rides in self-driving …