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Complete design of a silicon quantum computer chip unveiled

Research teams all over the world are exploring different ways to design a working computing chip that can integrate quantum interactions. Now, UNSW engineers believe they have cracked the problem, reimagining the silicon microprocessors we know to create a complete design for a quantum computer chip that can be manufactured using mostly standard industry processes and components.

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Microsoft Launches Free Preview Version Of Its Quantum Development Kit | HotHardware

Back in September, we talked about the groundwork Microsoft was laying for quantum computing with a new programming language in development. Not even three months later, Microsoft is ready to toss a free preview version of that new language to the public and it’s called the Quantum Development Kit. That dev kit includes the Q# programming

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Key component to scale up quantum computing

A team at the University of Sydney and Microsoft, in collaboration with Stanford University in the US, has miniaturised a component that is essential for the scale-up of quantum computing. The work constitutes the first practical application of a new phase of matter, first discovered in 2006, the so-called topological insulators.

Japan launches its first quantum computer

Japan has unveiled its first quantum computer prototype, amid a global race to build ever-more powerful machines with faster speeds and larger brute force that are key towards realising the full potential of artificial intelligence.

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New type of supercomputer could be based on ‘magic dust’ combination of light and matter

The researchers, from Cambridge, Southampton and Cardiff Universities in the UK and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Russia, have used quantum particles known as polaritons – which are half light and half matter – to act as a type of ‘beacon’ showing the way to the simplest solution to complex problems. This entirely new design could form the basis of a new type of computer that can solve problems that are currently unsolvable, in diverse fields such as biology, finance or space travel.

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Russian, US Scientists Team Up to Create World’s Most Advanced Quantum Computer

A team of Russian and American scientists at Harvard University has created and tested the world’s first 51 qubit quantum computer. Mikhail Lukin, the co-founder of the Russian Quantum Center, says the new system’s capabilities make it easily the most complex computing machine of its kind.

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Russian, US Scientists Team Up to Create World's Most Advanced Quantum Computer

A team of Russian and American scientists at Harvard University has created and tested the world’s first 51 qubit quantum computer. Mikhail Lukin, the co-founder of the Russian Quantum Center, says the new system’s capabilities make it easily the most complex computing machine of its kind.

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Toward optical quantum computing

MIT researchers’ new silicon photonic-crystal design, which enables photon-photon interactions at room temperature, could point the way toward all-optical quantum computing.

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Apple AI guru Tom Gruber speaks of artificial intelligence's 'inevitability' at TED

Speaking at the TED conference, Siri co-founder and Apple AI expert Tom Gruber declared that artificial intelligence should be used less to replace humans, and more to enhance aspects of humanity that are unreliable or fail with time, like memory.

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As Moore's law ends, brain-like computers begin

For five decades, Moore’s law held up pretty well: Roughly every two years, the number of transistors one could fit on a chip doubled, all while costs steadily declined. Today, however, transistors and other electronic components are so small they’re beginning to bump up against fundamental physical limits on their size. Moore’s law has reached its end, and it’s going to take something different to meet the need for computing that is ever faster, cheaper and more efficient.

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A high-performance, low-energy artificial synapse for neural network computing

For all the improvements in computer technology over the years, we still struggle to recreate the low-energy, elegant processing of the human brain. Now, researchers at Stanford University and Sandia National Laboratories have made an advance that could help computers mimic one piece of the brain’s efficient design – an artificial version of the space over which neurons communicate, called a synapse.

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Former NASA chief unveils $100 million neural chip maker KnuEdge

It’s not all that easy to call KnuEdge a startup. Created a decade ago by Daniel Goldin, the former head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, KnuEdge is only now coming out of stealth mode. It has already raised $100 million in funding to build a “neural chip” that Goldin says will make data centers more efficient in a hyperscale age.

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Inventor Ray Kurzweil believes we'll be able to extend our lives ‘indefinitely'

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks that technology will eventually help us reach immortality, at least in some form. He considers death to be “a great robber of meaning, of relationships, of knowledge” and believes that, over time, the human race will overcome disease and aging to allow us to live on “indefinitely.”

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Inventor Ray Kurzweil believes we’ll be able to extend our lives ‘indefinitely’

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks that technology will eventually help us reach immortality, at least in some form. He considers death to be “a great robber of meaning, of relationships, of knowledge” and believes that, over time, the human race will overcome disease and aging to allow us to live on “indefinitely.”

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The Art of Discovering and Combining: Ada Lovelace on the Nature of the Imagination and Its Two Core Faculties

“It seizes points in common, between subjects having no very apparent connexion, & hence seldom or never brought into juxtaposition.”

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How Computers Could Change Pure Mathematics

Herbert Simon, the Nobel-prize winning economist, was a techno-enthusiast. In 1956 he predicted that, “within 10 years, computers would beat the world …

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Researchers build first working memcomputer prototype

(Tech Xplore)-A combined team of researchers from the University of California and Politecnico di Torino in Italy has built, for the first time, a working memory-crunching computer (memcomputer) prototype. It is capable, the team reports in their paper published in the journal Science Advances, of solving the NP-complete version of the subset sum problem.

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Contour Crafting Wins NASA Prize For Revolutionary 3D Printed Building Tech

Contour Crafting has won a major design prize for its ability to 3D print large-scale structures directly from architectural computer-aided design (CAD) projects.