So, whilst these constraints and challenges still render the technology a little way from fruition, there are at least strong
"Don't interrupt me," the Canadian PM quipped.
Quantum computers are already here in a limited form, and fully functional versions are on the way. They will be as transformative for mankind as were the mainframe computers, personal computers, and smartphones that we all use. As do all advancing technologies, they will also create new nightmares. The most worrisome development will be in cryptography.
Within seven years -- about when the iPhone 11 is likely to be released -- the smartphones in our pockets will be as computationally intelligent as we are. It doesn't stop there, though. These devices will continue to advance, exponentially, until they exceed the combined intelligence of the human race.
But researchers at Princeton University have created just such a device--and they say it represents a big step forward for
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"One of the deep questions in science is if quantum mechanics is the correct description of nature for objects of all sizes
Teleporting qubits Since the qubit doesn't go through the intervening space, some might ask if this is a way to communicate
Such quantum AI techniques could dramatically speed up tasks such as image recognition for comparing photos on the web or
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"It's a very cool and sophisticated experiment, but not yet a universal computing machine," Dr. Charles M. Marcus, an expert
This is has the potential to be much more useful than old-fashioned encryption, which relies on the assumption that your