Intel announces 'major breakthrough' in quantum computing PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 14:45
quantum computingIntel's CES 2018 keynote focused on its 49-qubit quantum computing chip, VR applications for content, its AI self-learning chip, and an autonomous vehicles platform. Intel has announced a 49-qubit quantum chip at CES 2018, with CEO Brian Krzanich calling it a major breakthrough in quantum computing and the next step to "quantum supremacy". During the Intel keynote, Krzanich said Intel's labs and researchers are "committed" to advancing quantum computing, with a Netherlands-based lab specifically testing and building quantum computing systems. Intel did not disclose any timeline details for the quantum chip. Other advanced computing systems being tested by Intel include neuromorphic computing the form of its artificial intelligence (AI) test chip Loihi, which was announced in September. According to Krzanich, Intel now has a fully functioning neuromorphic chip that after a few weeks is already performing simple object recognition in the labs. In the coming years, Krzanich said Intel will put Loihi in the hands of partners to explore use cases. Krzanich had kicked off his CES 2018 keynote by addressing Meltdown and Spectre, saying it is "truly remarkable" how so many tech companies have come together to research and resolve these issues...More on this interesting breakthrough can be found on OUR FORUM.