For D-Wave, the path to quantum computer being widely accepted is much like that of today's computers. The first chips came more than 30 years ago, and the software started maturing with Microsoft's Basic.
The film Hidden Figures details an inspiring story about three particular African-American women mathematicians who were highly indispensable to the achievement of early spaceflight. The movie also involves some cool old mainframes...
Thanks to artificial intelligence, we have autonomous cars, chat bots and speech recognition. Microsoft's CNTK (Cognitive Toolkit) is one among many platforms that trains computers to learn, and it's getting an upgrade.
The twice-annual Top500 list of the most powerful supercomputers in the world (adjudged by their performance on the Linpack benchmark) is out this morning, and there are a pair of newcomers on the list.