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IBM just proved quantum computers can do things impossible for classical ones

October 27th, 2018 at 10:04 am » Comments Off

A team of researchers from IBM, the University of Waterloo, and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) today published the results of an experiment proving a quantum computer can do things a classical one cannot. This may be a watershed moment in the history of computer science.



Apple HR couldn’t care less if you have a college degree

August 27th, 2018 at 9:40 am » Comments Off

You can get hired at Apple even without a fancy piece of paper telling people you got a lot of book learning. The traditional life plan includes four years of college then a good job. But not everyone takes this path, and sometimes the lack of a college degree keeps some people from getting a […]



IBM patenting watermark technology to protect ownership of AI models

August 6th, 2018 at 9:49 am » Comments Off

Digital properties such as photos and videos get stolen frequently, which is why many creators of such forms of content employ watermarking methodologies so that ownership is easier to claim in case of theft. Another less-known digital property that can get stolen are artificial intelligence (AI) models, that have been developed by researchers after months, […]



The AI revolution has spawned a new chips arms race

July 13th, 2018 at 9:53 am » Comments Off

There’s no x86 in the AI chip market yet—”People see a gold rush; there’s no doubt.” A lot has changed since 1918. But whether it’s a literal (like the City of London School athletics’ U12 event) or figurative (AI chip development) race, participants still very much want to win. For years, the semiconductor world seemed […]



World’s tiniest ‘computer’ makes a grain of rice seem massive

June 26th, 2018 at 8:52 am » Comments Off

The University of Michigan was salty that IBM made a smaller computer than it did, so it made an even smaller computer. In a compelling act of nerd rivalry, engineers at the University of Michigan have created the world’s smallest computer—again.



IBM unveils ‘world’s smallest computer’ with blockchain at Think 2018

March 26th, 2018 at 9:59 am » Comments Off

If there’s one downside to powerful computers, it’s that they’re too damn big. Luckily, that’s about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say about it. March 19 is the first day of IBM Think 2018, the company’s flagship conference, where the company will unveil what it claims is the world’s smallest computer. […]



IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

November 13th, 2017 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum information.



What will be the largest internet company in 2030? This prediction will probably surprise you.

January 27th, 2017 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

Thirty years ago, it was a big deal when schools got their first computers. Today, it’s a big deal when students get their own laptops. According to Futurist Thomas Frey, in 14 years it’ll be a big deal when students learn from robot teachers over the internet. It’s not just because the technology will be that sophisticated, […]



IBM releases the annual five innovations that will change our lives within five years

January 11th, 2017 at 12:51 pm » Comments Off

Imagine that you could have superhero vision, seeing in not only what we know as the visible spectrum, but using wavelengths that allow you to see through fog, and detect black ice. Or imagine a Star Trek-like medical tricorder that could take a tiny bit of body fluid and determine what was ailing you.



AI: A five-point plan to stop the Terminators taking over

November 1st, 2016 at 6:41 am » Comments Off

Tech behemoths Google, Facebook, Microsoft, IBM and Amazon announced this week that they are teaming up to develop new standards for Artificial Intelligence (AI). It’s a much-needed move. Soon AI will change everything from warfare to our bodies. But we don’t want to become slaves to the robots, so how do we stop the Terminators?



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