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machine learningPractical Use of D-Wave Quantum Annealing

Murray Thom is VP of software and cloud services at D-Wave Systems. D-Wave currently sells a 2000 qubit quantum annealing machine and provides access to the system via a cloud service. D-Wave will provide an upgraded 5600 qubit system with …

artificial intelligenceEconomic Growth and AI Progress Depends on Better Hardware

Improved computer performance has been driving the boom in deep learning and artificial intelligence. 50% of the productivity growth for the world for the past 40 years in the US and the world came from the massive improvements in computer …

artificial intelligenceWave Computing’s Dataflow Acceleration of Deep Learning

Wave Computing accelerates deep learning by using dataflow technology to eliminate the need for a host and co-processor in the processing of a neural network. In November, 2018, Wave Computing closed their Series E funding round at $86 million. Total …

artificial intelligenceGraphcore Chips Could Speed Up AI by 100 Times

Graphcore’s IPU (Intelligence Processing Unit) accelerators and Poplar software together make the fastest and most flexible platform for current and future machine intelligence applications, lowering the cost of AI in the cloud and datacenter, improving performance and efficiency by between …

artificial intelligenceCEO of TAE Technologies Says They Will Begin Commercialization of Fusion by 2023

TAE Technologies will bring a fusion-reactor technology to commercialization in the next five years, its CEO Michl Binderbauer announced recently at the University of California, Irvine. UPDATE- I was emailed by TAE Technologies and they say they will begin commercialization …

artificial intelligenceQuantum Artificial Neural Network Model with Exponential Speedup

Researchers have proposed a model for perceptrons to be directly implemented on near-term quantum processing devices, and we have experimentally tested it on a 5-qubits IBM quantum computer based on superconducting technology. Our algorithm presents an exponential advantage over classical …

artificial intelligenceAI Common Sense Reasoning

Today’s machine learning systems are more advanced than ever, capable of automating increasingly complex tasks and serving as a critical tool for human operators. Despite recent advances, however, a critical component of Artificial Intelligence (AI) remains just out of reach …

artifiicial intelligenceAmazon’s AI recruiting software was biased against women

Amazon’s new AI recruiting engine did not like women. Amazon had a team working since 2014 for AI software to review job applicants’ resumes with the aim of mechanizing the search for top talent. The hiring tool used artificial intelligence …

artificial intelligencePre-building capability for a AI system

The concept of innateness is rarely discussed in the context of artificial intelligence. When it is discussed, or hinted at, it is often the context of trying to reduce the amount of innate machinery in a given system. Gary Marcus …

future$15 million for 100 qubit trapped ion quantum computer project

There is a $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build a 100 qubit trapped ion quantum computer. The Software-Tailored Architecture for Quantum (STAQ) co-design project aims to build a quantum computer capable of solving challenging calculations within …