There are still technical hurdles to overcome but advances are being made
TL;DR: As the AI arms race accelerates, Meta's chief AI scientist, Yann LeCun, has taken a grounded approach to the future of AI. He challenges the popular opinion that AI will surpass human intelligence in the near future and isn't making any big bets on quantum computing either.
Forward-looking: While no one doubts the heritage of tech advancements that IBM has made over recent decades, there are certainly those who've started to wonder if the company is able to sustain those types of efforts into the future. At a recent analyst day held at the historic Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM made a convincing argument that they are up to the task, especially in the fields of AI as well as quantum computing.
A real breakthrough or just another academic achievement with no practical applications?
Error correction is making quantum computers more useful
A new era of accelerated discovery thanks to quantum, cloud and, of course, AI
One step closer to practical quantum computing
Some cryptography researchers see the claim as misleading, others see it as a potential warning sign
Forward-looking: Quantum entanglement would virtually eliminate all the security issues the modern internet is facing. That's the theory, at least. According to new research, there's a (theoretical) way to "steer" the entangled photons to avoid information loss.
The next wave of computing
Advanced algorithms and 512 GPUs to achieve quantum-level results
The discovery could lead to more stable quantum computing storage
One qubit at a time
And an additional 19 foreign technology entities
For now, the Eagle processor is only available to select members of the IBM Quantum Network
While the race to quantum supremacy is picking up pace, it's still very early stages to call it a "competition." And yet funding is being poured into this field to help push humanity to the next big era in computing.
"We are probably still in the vacuum-tube era equivalent for quantum computers"
World's fastest quantum processor?
Google's quantum computer will tackle problems that are too complex for classical computers
The US government is funding 12 new research hubs
Who needs 1s and 0s after all?
Another step forward for quantum computing
Using quantum computers to tackle Covid-19
It'll debut with a quantum volume of at least 64