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Author Topic: Google Buys A Quantum Computer  (Read 2240 times)

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Google Buys A Quantum Computer
« on: May 24, 2013, 09:14:56 AM »
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http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/16/google-buys-a-quantum-computer/?smid=tw-nytimesbits&seid=auto

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Google and a corporation associated with NASA are forming a laboratory to study artificial intelligence by means of computers that use the unusual properties of quantum physics. Their quantum computer, which performs complex calculations thousands of times faster than existing supercomputers, is expected to be in active use in the third quarter of this year.

The Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, as the entity is called, will focus on machine learning, which is the way computers take note of patterns of information to improve their outputs. Personalized Internet search and predictions of traffic congestion based on GPS data are examples of machine learning. The field is particularly important for things like facial or voice recognition, biological behavior, or the management of very large and complex systems.

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Re: Google Buys A Quantum Computer
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013, 11:42:26 AM »
Just when you thought computers were complicated enough ... Now they really are trying to piss you off.

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Re: Google Buys A Quantum Computer
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 06:26:34 PM »

  Gee, now GoOgle can spy on all of us in real time.....   :o

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Re: Google Buys A Quantum Computer
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 10:15:56 AM »
Should mean more jobs for quantum mechanics.
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Re: Google Buys A Quantum Computer
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2013, 11:27:26 AM »
Should mean more jobs for quantum mechanics.


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Re: Google Buys A Quantum Computer
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2013, 07:52:18 PM »
  I don't even pretend to understand quantum mechanics.  I would be afraid that if I used a quantum computer I would wind up in a chaotic state on another planet.....

  For all the geniuses of quantum theory, past and present, my hat's off to you all.  I'm totally amazed at your understanding of such things to the point that I wonder if you even came from this planet.   8)

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Re: Google Buys A Quantum Computer
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 06:12:23 AM »
For all the geniuses of quantum theory, past and present, my hat's off to you all.  I'm totally amazed at your understanding of such things to the point that I wonder if you even came from this planet.   8)

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Re: Google Buys A Quantum Computer
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2013, 07:26:52 AM »
Hmm...imagine what could happen (if it works) the next time some nation in the EU goes after Google for "yet something else." ;D



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Re: Google Buys A Quantum Computer
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2013, 08:12:22 AM »
@40 - I know there's a link to this somewhere else on this site, I fell down that rabbit hole last time I saw it! :D
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Re: Google Buys A Quantum Computer
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2013, 08:35:54 AM »
40hz,

That's the first time I've heard that and I have now doubled my music collection.

Thank you.
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Re: Google Buys A Quantum Computer
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2013, 12:00:51 PM »
Thank you.

My pleasure. :)


@40 - I know there's a link to this somewhere else on this site, I fell down that rabbit hole last time I saw it! :D

Guilty as charged. See here.  ;) ;D :Thmbsup: