Paul Smith-Goodson, Patrick Moorhead

The $10 Billion James Web Space Telescope Is Our New Time Machine

The James Web Space Telescope project has been plagued with problems, funding issues, and a long list of delays. The latest delay came today and pushed the launch date off to Christmas eve. Hopefully, in late December, its historic five to ten-year mission of scientific discovery will finally begin. The James Webb Space Telescope – …

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Amazon SageMaker – The Easiest Way To Build Artificial Intelligence Models Became Even Easier

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a significant force in the public cloud market. Every year it hosts AWS re:Invent, considered by users and analysts as one of the most important annual technical cloud conferences.  For the first time in several years, AWS re: Invent 2021 could either be attended live in Las Vegas or followed online. One of the conference’s main …

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Quantinuum: A New Quantum Computing Company Is Formed From Merger Of Honeywell Quantum Solutions And Cambridge Quantum

The anticipated merger of Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS) and Cambridge Quantum (CQ) has finally occurred. The two companies have merged under its new name: Quantinuum (pronounced Quan-tin-you-um), a blend of Quantum Continuum.  Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS) is a quantum hardware company that uses trapped-ions for quantum computing.  HQS was the brainchild of Darius Adamczyk, CEO of Honeywell. …

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IBM Rolls Out A Game-Changing 127-Qubit Quantum Computer That Redefines Scale, Quality, And Speed

IBM Quantum’s recent quantum computing announcement about its new 127-qubit quantum Eagle processor is an important milestone for the entire quantum ecosystem. The announcement was made in the timeframe forecasted by IBM’s September 2020 quantum technology roadmap.  The 127-qubit Eagle is important for several reasons: ·      It is the first quantum computer with 127 high-quality qubits, …

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Atom Computing: A Quantum Computing Startup That Believes It Can Ultimately Win The Qubit Race

Atom Computing describes itself as “a company obsessed with building the world’s most scalable quantum computers out of optically trapped neutral atoms.” The company recently revealed it had spent the past two years secretly building a quantum computer using Strontium atoms as its units of computation.  Headquartered in Berkeley, California, Benjamin Bloom and Jonathan King founded …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Planet: Next Generation Satellite Imaging Using Artificial Intelligence And Agile Aerospace

In 1959, a United States satellite photographed the first image of a small patch of Earth from space. It took almost an hour for the satellite to transmit a blurry photo of Pacific Ocean clouds to a ground station in Hawaii. Today, Planet, the satellite imagery and geospatial company, routinely images 300 million square kilometers …

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IonQ Unveils The Power Of Its Next-Generation Quantum Computer Along With Quantum Finance Announcements

This week, IonQ, Inc. (IonQ) announced the research results for two separate finance-related quantum research projects. The announcement covered one with Fidelity Center for Applied Technology, and one with Goldman Sachs and QC Ware.  While classical computers use bits for computation, quantum computers use quantum bits or “qubits.” IonQ uses ion qubits created using precision lasers …

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Create And Scale Complex Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning Pipelines Anywhere With IBM CodeFlare

To say that AI is complicated is an understatement. Machine learning, a subset of artificial intelligence, is a multifaceted process that integrates and scales mountains of data that comes in different forms from various sources. Data is used to train machine learning models in order to develop insights and solutions from newly acquired related data. …

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Cambridge Quantum Makes Quantum Natural Language Processing A Reality

Cambridge Quantum (“CQ”) today announced a quantum computing first. It released an open-source toolkit and library for a Quantum Natural Language Processing (QNLP) toolkit called lambeq.  The toolkit accelerates the development of practical, real-world QNLP applications, such as automated dialogue, text mining, language translation, text-to-speech, language generation, and bioinformatics. Simply put, the toolkit uses QNLP to turn …

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IonQ Delivers A New Architecture And Glass Quantum Computer Chip A Year Earlier Than Expected

IonQ beat its technology roadmap projection by more than a year by demonstrating its ReconfigurableMulticore Quantum Architecture (RMQA). This technology should eventually allow IonQ to begin scaling large numbers of qubits. Moreover, IonQ has also delivered another chip technology ahead of schedule – RMQA will be implemented on a new quantum chip platform called Evaporated …

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Quantum Triple Play For Honeywell And CQC- Major Error Correction Research, New World Record For Quantum Volume, And New VQE-Type Quantum Algorithm

In the wake of a planned merger announcement for Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS) and Cambridge Quantum (CQ), the pair jointly made three significant quantum announcements this week. The announcements covered a lot of ground – quantum error correction, a new quantum volume record, and speedup of important quantum optimization software.  HQS and CQ have a long …

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IBM And Fraunhofer Announce German Quantum Computing Partnership

Today, in spectacular fashion, IBM and the Fraunhofer Institute in Munich, Germany, unveiled a collaborative effort in the form of an IBM Quantum System One computer. IBM said it is Europe’s first and most powerful quantum computer. The motto for the event was “A Quantum Computing Journey in Germany.” As proof of the event’s importance …

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IonQ’s Virtual Financial Analyst Day Part 2: An Inside Look At Its Technical Strategy

In anticipation of SEC approval of its filing to become a listed stock on the NYSE, IonQ previously sponsored a virtual symposium for key analysts in the investment community. The objective was to provide the analysts with a better understanding of quantum computing, IonQ’s potential, and its technology and business differentiators. I previously published part …

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IonQ’s Virtual Financial Analyst Day : An Inside Look Part One

Sometime in the next month or two, after SEC approval is granted, IonQ, Inc. will make history. It will become the first publicly traded pure-play quantum computing stock on the NYSE. Its ticker symbol will be “IONQ.”  IonQ sponsored a virtual symposium on April 13 for key analysts in the investment community in anticipation of …

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IBM CodeNet: Artificial Intelligence That Can Program Computers And Solve A $100 Billion Legacy Code Problem

Computer scientists have long toyed with the idea of creating computers that could write programs for other computers. Artificial intelligence is an obvious technology for the task. It has been previously used for programming on a small scale but unfortunately the results have been limited. Artificial intelligence is one of our most powerful and versatile …

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Honeywell Quantum Solutions And Cambridge Quantum Computing Merge With Go-Public In Mind

Quantum computing just got more interesting today.  Today, Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS) announced it is being spun off from Honeywell International in a planned merger with Cambridge Quantum Computing. We believe the combined company could go public by as soon as the end of the year. IonQ, a 2015 quantum computing startup, recently announced it will be …

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Last Week’s Big Technology Reveal: PsiQuantum’s Previously Secret Q1 Photonic Quantum Computer With GlobalFoundries

It has been over a year since I wrote about PsiQuantum. Its bold prediction at that time was that it would build a million-qubit fault-tolerant photonic quantum computer within five years.    PsiQuantum was founded in 2016 by British professor Jeremy O’Brien and three other academics, Terry Rudolph, Mark Thompson, and Pete Shadbolt. Like the origin of many quantum computer startups, the …

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You Don’t Have To Be A Rocket (Or Quantum) Scientist To Design A Quantum Computer Chip Using IBM’s New Tool Called Qiskit Metal

Intuitively, almost everyone can appreciate how difficult and knowledge-intensive it is to design, develop, analyze, and simulate a quantum computer chip. Without years of education and training, it seems almost impossible to create such a complicated device. Until recently, even experienced researchers needed weeks or even months to design a simple quantum chip from start to finish.   Easier design with software automation  After an initial soft launch in late 2020, IBM officially released its new open-source design automation software Qiskit Metal in March 2021.  Qiskit Metal is the first software to automate the design of superconducting devices. IBM is looking at eventually expanding its use from superconducting to other quantum technologies as well.  Qiskit Metal is part …

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NVIDIA Crushes Latest Artificial Intelligence Benchmarking Tests

In its third round of submissions, MLCommons released results for MLPerf Inference v1.0.  MLPerf is a set of standard AI inference benchmarking tests using seven different applications. These seven tests include a range of workloads that include computer vision, medical imaging, recommender systems, speech recognition, and natural language processing. MLPerf benchmarking measures how fast a trained neural …

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NVIDIA Announces Technology For Training Giant Artificial Intelligence Models

NVIDIA GTC is the premier annual conference for developers, scientists, and businesses interested in machine learning or artificial intelligence. According to NVIDIA CEO and founder Jensen Huang, over 100,000 attended this year’s virtual event. Following tradition, NVIDIA made GTC 2021 a stage for many significant ML, AI, networking, and data center announcements. One of Huang’s most …

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