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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 …

carsGoogle Waymo launching paid self-driving car service in Phoenix in 2018 and California likely in 2019

Waymo has been testing self-driving cars without any safety drivers in Phoenix for nearly a year. Waymo will launch the first commercial program in Phoenix within months. They have applied California regulators to begin testing without safety drivers. The commercial …

dronesGoogle Alphabet’s newest Other Bets are Loon and Wing

Loon (stratospheric balloon internet) and Wing (drone delivery) are graduating Google’s X-lab to become two new independent businesses within Alphabet. Loon will work with mobile network operators globally to bring internet access to unconnected and under-connected people around the world. …

africaKenya will use Alphabet Internet Balloons to provide internet to rural areas

Kenya will use the Alphabet X (Google) Loon high-speed internet balloons to provide internet to its rural population. Google Loon already provided internet to 250,000 people in Puerto Rico after the hurricane last year. There are 51 million people in …

artificial intelligenceGoogle not helping US military with AI but will end up help China’s military AI

Google is choosing to not help the US military with AI but is indirectly helping the Chinese military. Former deputy secretary of defense Bob Work points out * Google opened up an AI center in China * China will be …

artificial intelligenceGoogle will not seek follow up Artificial Intelligence for military drone contracts

Google will not seek another contract for its controversial work providing artificial intelligence to the U.S. Department of Defense for analyzing drone footage after its current contract expires. Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene announced the decision at a meeting with …

facebookReddit passes Facebook for third most popular website per Alexa

Alexa ranks Reddit as the third most popular website after Google and Youtube. They have just passed Facebook. In July 2017, Reddit raised $200 million for a $1.8 billion valuation, with Advance Publications remaining the majority stakeholder. Facebook has a …

amazonMicrosoft climbing back toward most valuable company in the world

Microsoft has a market valution of $760 billion. Google has a market capitalization of $745 billion. Google and Facebook are facing up to $9.3 Billion in fines on first day of new European privacy law. Shares of Microsoft (MSFT) rose …

artificial intelligenceNextPlatform estimates Google has double TPU3 chip performance and dense racks

Google announced the TPU 3.0 AI coprocessor and said it is 8 times faster than the TPUv2. Above – Pods: TPUv2 (top) and TPUv3 (bottom) Photos of the full TPUv3 pod show Google scaled its next-generation pods: There are twice …

artificial intelligenceGoogle IO 2018 Keynote and Highlights

Google I/O is being held from Tuesday, May 8, through Thursday, May 10, at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. AI is working hard across Google products to save you time. One of the best examples of this is …