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  • Quantum Outlook 2020 – video briefing
    What’s happening with quantum technology in 2020? Watch this video briefing on key developments across quantum hardware, quantum algorithms, quantum software, quantum safe cryptography, quantum imaging, sensing & timing. Updates on key companies and key national and regional programmes.  Read the full Quantum Outlook 2020 collection 2020 will ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowJanuary 21, 2020
  • Quantum Outlook 2020
    2020 will be a watershed year for the Quantum Revolution. There will be surprising early applications, though previously over-hyped timelines may leave some disappointed. Geopolitical considerations will be hard to ignore as major national programmes set out their stalls. The chill winds of a quantum winter may threaten some, but ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowDecember 16, 2019
  • Quantum Hardware Outlook 2020
    2019 saw Google finally demonstrate quantum supremacy. Competitors such as IBM reminded us that this was just an opening skirmish in what will be a long campaign. In 2020 we will see paths divide as competing companies and technologies face-up to the quantum chasm blocking the way to large scale ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowDecember 16, 2019
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  • All-order momentum correlations of three ultracold bosonic atoms confined in triple-well traps. I. Signatures of emergent many-body phase transitions and analogies with three-photon quantum-optics interference. (arXiv:2002.00311v1 [cond-mat.quant-gas])
    The higher-order momentum correlation functions associated with the time-of-flight spectroscopy of three spinless ultracold bosonic interacting neutral atoms confined in a linear three-well optical trap are presented. The underlying Hamiltonian employed for the interacting atoms is a three-site Hubbard model. The methodology introduced here contrasts with and goes beyond that ... read more
    Source: Cornell Univ. Library: arXiv.org – quantum physicsFebruary 4, 2020
  • Interaction + Entanglement = Efficient Proofs of Halting
    A couple weeks ago my co-authors Zhengfeng Ji (UTS Sydney), Heny Yuen (University of Toronto) and Anand Natarajan and John Wright (both at Caltech’s IQIM, with John soon moving to UT Austin) & I posted a manuscript on the arXiv preprint server entitled MIP*=RE The magic of the single-letter formula ... read more
    Source: Quantum Frontiers – A blog by Quantum Information and Matter @ CaltechJanuary 30, 2020
  • Helping Advance Huntington’s Disease Research by Using AI to Map the Human Brain
    Neurodegenerative diseases are disorders that progressively affect neurons in the brain, altering their function and causing their death. They include many different disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, which are among the top causes of disability and death and cost hundreds of billions of dollars per year in the ... read more
    Source: IBM Research Quantum Computing – NewsJanuary 27, 2020
  • AI Year in Review: Highlights of Papers from IBM Research in 2019
    IBM Research has a long history as a leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).  IBM’s pioneering work in AI dates back to the field’s inception in the 1950s, when IBM developed one of the first instances of machine learning, which was applied to the game of checkers.  Since ... read more
    Source: IBM Research Quantum Computing – NewsJanuary 17, 2020
  • An alternative argument for why women leave STEM: Guest post by Karen Morenz
    Scott’s preface: Imagine that every time you turned your blog over to a certain topic, you got denounced on Twitter and Reddit as a privileged douchebro, entitled STEMlord, counterrevolutionary bourgeoisie, etc. etc. The sane response would simply be to quit blogging about that topic. But there’s also an insane (or ... read more
    Source: Shtetl-Optimized – The blog of Scott AaronsonJanuary 16, 2020
  • Alejandra’s Top 5 Favorite re:Invent🎉 Launches of 2019
    While re:Invent 2019 may feel well over, I’m still feeling elated and curious about several of the launches that were announced that week. Is it just me, or did some of the new feature announcements seem to bring us closer to the Scifi worlds (i.e. AWS WaveLength anyone? and ... read more
    Source: AWS Blog – QuantumDecember 18, 2019
  • Addressing open fundamental questions in reinforcement learning
    Despite its rich history addressing a wide variety of decision-making problems, reinforcement learning can suffer from errors in approximation and estimation that cause the choice of suboptimal actions. In seeking to address these problems, recent work [2] has raised three open fundamental questions at the heart of reinforcement learning. New ... read more
    Source: IBM Research Quantum Computing – NewsDecember 11, 2019
  • IBM Research AI at NeurIPS 2019
    Deep learning to better understand video. 8-bit training. AI for genomics and beer. The 33rd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) in Vancouver is just around the corner, kicking off on December 8, 2019. Many of IBM Research AI‘s scientists are getting ready to showcase the results of their ... read more
    Source: IBM Research Quantum Computing – NewsDecember 3, 2019
  • Quantum supremacy: the gloves are off
    Links:Google paper in NatureNew York Times articleIBM paper and blog post responding to Google’s announcementBoaz Barak’s new post: “Boaz’s inferior classical inferiority FAQ”Lipton and Regan’s postMy quantum supremacy interview with the BBC (featuring some of my fewest “uhms” and “ahs” ever!)NEW: My preprint with Sam Gunn, On the Classical Hardness ... read more
    Source: Shtetl-Optimized – The blog of Scott AaronsonOctober 23, 2019
  • Quantum internet: at the verge of an emerging technology
    by Bas Dirkse The internet as we know it today has become an integral part of our lives. We use this piece of technology on a daily, hourly, almost continuous basis. We use it at work, to relax, to socialize, to fact check our friends during an argument and even ... read more
    Source: Bits of Quantum – A blog by QUTechOctober 22, 2019
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