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NASA, Google reveal quantum computing leap

The black box sitting at the heart of NASA's Advanced Supercomputing facility in Silicon Valley isn't much to look at. The size of a garden shed, it's smaller than a conventional supercomputer, but inside something quite impressive is...

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Quantum dots could bridge gap between electronic and quantum computers

An intriguing type of quantum computing is one step closer to practicality with the announcement today that experts have managed to solve one of the technology’s major problems using common semiconductor materials.

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Extreme tech positions of the presidential candidates

This is an election where extreme positions have become the norm, and the implications for science and technology may be huge. These emerging proposals, the ones with the most impact on technology, deserve attention. Here's a look at...

Japan chases title of world's fastest computer with new system

Japan is developing a new supercomputer that could be among the world's fastest computers when released in 2020.

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Alternative processors tapped to fulfill supercomputing's need for speed

The world's fastest supercomputers are getting coprocessors to boost performance, and the number of such systems will continue to grow.

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How AI will take over health IT

Artificial intelligence is after our jobs. And those in health IT will be the first to go.

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Intel's fastest chip ever will appear in supercomputers next year

There's been a slight delay, but the latest version of Intel's fastest processor will finally reach supercomputers early next year.

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Intel plugs 72-core supercomputing chip into workstation

Intel tries to bring more computing muscle to desks

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The 10 mightiest supercomputers in the world

The year’s last Top500 supercomputer rankings are out, and two newcomers have become members of the top 10.

Newer supercomputers favor energy efficiency over raw speed, Top500 rankings suggest

Supercomputer spending is increasingly focusing on energy efficiency rather than raw performance, the latest edition of the Top500 list of the world's most powerful computers suggests.

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Gene Amdahl, IBM mainframe architect then IBM competitor, has died

Gene M. Amdahl, chief architect of IBM's System/360 mainframe and later the creator of the IBM plug-compatible mainframe vendor that bore his name, has died aged 92. Amdahl was born in South Dakota, earning a bachelor's degree...

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US government lab dabbles in new computer designs

U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking at quantum computer and brain-inspired chips

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Training AI to be man’s smartest best friend

What if artificially sentient beings were unflinchingly loyal to and loving of humankind?

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Artificial intelligence: Humankind’s best chance for a healthier future

Artificial intelligence inspires fear in some, but it may be the only way we can meet our potential in healthcare.

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Google reports strong profit, says it's 'rethinking everything' around machine learning

Reporting its third-quarter earnings Thursday, Google also talked about how vital machine learning will be to its future.

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Machines will learn just like a child, says IBM CEO

Technology is shifting to intelligent machines with a capability to reason, said IBM Chairman and CEO Virginia Rometty at Gartner's Symposium ITxpo. These machines won't replace humans, but will augment them. It is a technology that...

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Google, NASA using quantum computing to push A.I., machine learning

Google and NASA are continuing to test quantum computers and this week entered into a new agreement to work with a series of updated systems.

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Google, NASA sign 7-year deal to test D-Wave quantum computers as artificial brains

The deal with D-Wave Systems will see a steady stream of D-Wave quantum chips used as the foundation of an artificial intelligence lab.

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