quantum computing

  • IBM launches quantum computing as a cloud service

    IBM launches quantum computing as a cloud service

    Quantum computing is still very much in the early research stage, but IBM is hoping to accelerate the progress around it by making a quantum computer available to researchers as a cloud service. It is a bold and ambitious idea, although still very much a small step in trying to understand quantum computing processing. IBM is allowing interested parties to access a 5 qubit quantum… Read More

  • In Apple vs. the FBI, technology wins Crunch Network

    In Apple vs. the FBI, technology wins

    Government policy and technology usually coexist in harmony. But occasionally, they get into a brawl. When this happens, policy may win a battle or two, but, ultimately, technology always wins. It simply isn’t a fair fight. Technology moves too fast for policy to keep up. Read More

  • Inside the Starburst-sized box that could save the Internet Crunch Network

    Inside the Starburst-sized box that could save the Internet

    Cybercrime is costing us millions. Hacks drain the average American firm of $15.4 million per year, and, in the resulting panic, companies often spend more than $1.9 million to resolve a single attack. It’s time to face facts: Our defenses aren’t strong enough to keep the hackers out. But there is hope. Read More

  • AI is closer than we know Crunch Network

    AI is closer than we know

    Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest subjects these days, and recent advances in technology make AI even closer to reality than most of us can imagine. The subject really got traction when Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and more than 1,000 AI and robotics researchers signed an open letter issuing a warning regarding the use of AI in weapons development last year. Read More

  • A Turning Point For Quantum Computing Crunch Network

    A Turning Point For Quantum Computing

    Quantum computing is moving from theory and experimentation into engineering and applications. But now that quantum computing is going mainstream, it is incumbent on businesses and governments to understand its potential, for universities to beef up their teaching programs in quantum computing and related subjects and for students to become aware of promising new career paths. Read More

  • IBM Researchers Can Now Spot Errors In Quantum Calculations

    IBM Researchers Can Now Spot Errors In Quantum Calculations

    IBM researchers say they’ve solved a big piece of the quantum computing puzzle with a new system for protecting against errors that can crop up among quantum bits, or ‘qubits.’ The issue the team is addressing is similar to an error that can crop up among the bits storing data in traditional computing. Sometimes, a bit that ought to be a 0 turns up as a 1 (or vice-versa)… Read More

  • D-Wave Systems Raises Another $29M To Accelerate Development On Its Quantum Hardware

    D-Wave Systems Raises Another $29M To Accelerate Development On Its Quantum Hardware

    Quantum computing company D-Wave Systems announced today that it raised a $29 million (CAD) round of funding in late 2014. This follows the $28.4 million it brought in last summer and ~$2.2 million raised in November.. The round brought in cash from several previous investors and a “large institutional investor” that D-Wave declined to name in its release or in follow-up emails. Read More

  • Google Partners With UCSB To Build Quantum Processors For Artificial Intelligence

    Google Partners With UCSB To Build Quantum Processors For Artificial Intelligence

    Google today announced that it is expanding its research around quantum computing and that it has hired UC Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) John Martinis and his team — one of the most prolific research groups in this area — to work on new quantum processors based on superconducting electronics. Researchers in Martinis’ lab were among the first to use this technique back in 2008. Read More

  • YC-Backed Rigetti Computing Raises $2.5M To Create Commercial Quantum Systems

    YC-Backed Rigetti Computing Raises $2.5M To Create Commercial Quantum Systems

    Once confined to research labs and science fiction, quantum computing is finally reaching a point where researchers aren’t simply trying to find out what’s possible, but looking at how they can actually work the technology into commercial hardware. YC-backed Rigetti Computing wants to be one of the companies that leads the effort to create an ecosystem around quantum computing. Read More