Quantum Majors News

Even with the recent decrease in cars on the road, we’ve all had the experience of being stopped at a traffic signal, waiting for the light to turn green, only to be stopped by another red light one block later. Besides being a frustrating driving experience, this inefficient idling time... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-04
Atos has signed a four-year contract worth £5 million with the University of Oxford to deliver a new, state of the art deep learning supercomputer built on the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ architecture The post Atos partners with University of Oxford on largest AI supercomputer in the UK appeared first on... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-04
In a new paper, researchers use the inspiration of the fruit fly olfactory network and a biologically plausible method for representation learning to propose a data-driven hashing algorithm for approximate similarity search. The post Bio-Inspired Hashing for Unsupervised Similarity Search appeared first on IBM Research Blog.... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-10
At ICML 2020, IBM Research wll present several demos, talks, and papers related to trusted AI, including the topics of fairness, robustness and explainability. The post IBM Research at ICML 2020 appeared first on IBM Research Blog.... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-10
AI models and services are used in a growing number of high-stakes areas. As a result, a consensus is forming around the need for a clearer record of how these models and services are developed and deployed. Increased transparency provides information for AI consumers to better understand how an AI... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-09
The Qiskit Optimization module is one of the initial steps towards our vision for creating a programming environment where the intricacies of the underlying technology are no longer a concern to users. They simply run their programs in any language, and a smooth ballet of technology ensues. The post The... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-09
Atos announce that the Biocomputing Unit at the Spanish National Center for Biotechnology (CNB), part of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), is using Atos’ supercomputing resource to produce a refined 3D model of the SARS-Cov2 spike protein. The post Spanish National Center for Biotechnology uses Atos supercomputing expertise to... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-09
Atos in agreement with the Wellcome Genome Campus, in Cambridgeshire, UK, today announces its global HPC, AI & Quantum Life Sciences Centre of Excellence The post Atos establishes Life Sciences Centre of Excellence to support researchers worldwide appeared first on Atos.... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-08
Six months after the first Quantum Volume 32 demonstration, IBM now hosts seven quantum computing systems that cross the QV32 performance threshold. Six of these are completely new systems: three 27-qubit Falcons and three 5-qubit Canaries. The post Hitting a Quantum Volume Chord: IBM Quantum adds six new systems with... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-07
Paris, 7 July 2020 Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, announces the development of a new Quantum Annealing Simulator, thus becoming the world’s first company to provide powerful simulation solutions to explore the two main technological paths of quantum computing: quantum annealing, via its new solution, and universal gate... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-07
Atos announces a multi-year partnership with French multinational energy company Total, to explore new and more effective pathways to a decarbonized, energy-efficient future using quantum technologies. The post Atos partners with Total to tackle decarbonization using quantum algorithms appeared first on Atos.... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-07
Can the full computational power of noisy near-term quantum devices be unleashed, without paying the full price of quantum error correction? In the new paper, "Quantum advantage with noisy shallow circuits," an international team of researchers including myself seek to answer that question by proving a separation between the power... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-06
IBM Quantum just launched the IBM Quantum Researchers Program, which provides access to more systems and greater share of systems to do better research. Researchers with projects that require even deeper access such as microwave pulse control may apply for special awards for periods of time sufficient to complete experiments... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-02
The 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2020), the premiere annual conference on AI and language, takes place July 5-10. As is the case with most events currently, ACL will be virtual this year due to COVID-19. At IBM Research AI, we’re excited to share with you — wherever you might be... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-02
Think back to your chemistry 101 class where you were fumbling around with test-tubes and pipettes attempting to unlock the secrets of Nature. Such experiments were quick to construct and straightforward to complete. However, real industrial chemical research is not so simple. Scientists need to perform a lot of complicated... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-01
Work by our group at IBM Research Europe in Zurich has led to a new method for the rapid implementation of microfluidic operations. By tailoring the potential landscape inside a flow cell, we form so-called “virtual channels” on demand to perform high-precision guiding and transport, splitting, merging and mixing of... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-29
5G, the next evolution of wireless communication standards, is already here – but it’s not possible to use it all the time just yet. A portable device and software stack developed by IBM that works with the millimeter-wave band of 5G can change that. The post IBM device paves the... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-26
This year for the first time in its 230-year history the US Census will use differential privacy to keep the responses of it’s citizens confidential when the data is made available. But how does it work? Differential privacy uses mathematical noise to preserve individuals’ privacy and confidentiality while allowing population... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-26
Novel drug design is difficult, costly and time-consuming. On average, it takes $3 billion and 12 to 14 years for a new drug to reach market. One third of this overall cost and time is attributed to the drug discovery phase requiring the synthetization of thousands of molecules to develop... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-24
It is well known that the human body is mostly composed of water: The brain, for example, is 75 percent water and even bones are not “dry” – containing as much as one third water. All of this water maintains the shape and structure of biological cells and is involved... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-24