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IBM unveils its first commercial quantum computer

January 14th, 2019 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

  IBM Q System One At CES, IBM today announced its first commercial quantum computer for use outside of the lab. The 20-qubit system combines into a single package the quantum and classical computing parts it takes to use a machine like this for research and business applications. That package, the IBM Q system, is […]



IBM fingernail sensor tracks health through your grip

December 28th, 2018 at 6:06 am » Comments Off

Its AI could detect the development of a disease. The strength of your grip can frequently be a good indicator of your health, and not just for clearly linked diseases like Parkinson’s — it can gauge your cognitive abilities and even your heart health. To that end, IBM has developed a fingernail sensor that can […]



IBM Predictions: Life in 2022

December 9th, 2018 at 3:56 am » Comments Off

Here are a few of IBM’s predictions about what life will look like in 2022.



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.



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