The Hype Over Quantum Computers, Explained

In October 2019, Google made a big announcement. It announced its 53-qubit quantum computer named Sycamore had achieved ‘quantum supremacy.’ That’s when quantum computers can complete tasks exponentially more quickly than their classical counterparts. In this case, Google said its quantum machine completed a task in 200 seconds that would have taken the world’s most powerful computer 10,000 years to complete. IBM, another major player in quantum computing, took issue with the findings. Either way, it was a big milestone in quantum computing, and it’s leading to a lot of hype in the field. Here’s how quantum computing works, and how it could change everything from Wall Street to Big Pharma and beyond.

First Look at the AI Camera Systems at CES | WSJ

Two new smart systems use cameras, artificial intelligence and an assortment of sensors to keep watch over you—Patscan looks for threats in public spaces, while Eyeris monitors the driver and passengers in a car. WSJ’s Katherine Bindley visits CES to explores their advantages, as well as their privacy costs.

Neon, Samsung’s AI-powered avatar is world’s first ‘Artificial Human’

World’s first ‘Artificial Human’ – Neon – was introduced by Samsung backed Star Labs at CES 2020. This is the latest entry in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) world. Star Labs demonstrated six Neon avatars that can converse, sympathize like real human beings. Neon runs on propriety technology platform Core R3 which stands for Reality, Realtime and Responsiveness. Neon is the brainchild of CEO and President of Star Labs Pranav Mistry.

Quantum Computing, Explained | Hartmut Neven | Google Zeitgeist 2019

Are we about to enter the modern-day Industrial Revolution? Google Engineering Director Hartmut Neven discusses the incredible technological advances made when quantum supremacy was achieved but how there is still an immense amount of work to be done in the future. Google Zeitgeist is a collection of talks by people who are changing the world. Hear entrepreneurs, CEOs, storytellers, scientists, and dreamers share their visions of how we can shape tomorrow. Hartmut Neven is an Engineering Director at Google. He is the founder and manager of the Quantum Artificial Intelligence lab. His team developed the visual search service which today is used by a large number of Google products including Image Search, Google Photos, YouTube, Street View and Google Goggles.

What is Blockchain

Blockchain may seem foreigner and complicated to anyone unfamiliar with this new technology, but it’s a lot simpler than most people think. Essentially its the combination of two relatively old technologies – distributed computing and cryptography. In simple terms blockchain is a distributed encrypted ledger hosted on a network of computers.

Love, Art and Stories: Decoded | The Age of A.I. (S1, E4)

What is love and what defines art? Humans have theorized, debated, and argued over these questions for centuries. As researchers become closer and closer to boiling these concepts down to a science, A.I. projects become closer to becoming alternatives for romantic companions and artists in their own right. The Age of A.I. is a 8 part documentary series hosted by Robert Downey Junior covering the ways Artifial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Neural Networks will change the world.

EUV: Lasers, plasma, and the sci-fi tech that will make chips faster | Upscaled

Microchips are one of the most complicated objects humanity has created, packing billions of transistors into a chip only a few centimeters across. These transistors keep getting smaller and more efficient, and the current process to make chips is already astounding, requiring dozens of steps, fantastically complicated machines, and atomic-scale precision. But the current state of the art has reached its physical limits. The structures on a chip are now smaller than the wavelength of light used to make them, and any more progress will require a big change. That change is EUV, a radically new way of making chips that uses super high energy UV light created from a complex process involving plasma and lasers. EUV will enable our devices to keep getting smaller, faster, and more efficient, but where the current process to make chips already feels like sc9i-fi technology, EUV feels like magic.