DSEI NEWS: AI, Edge Computing Top Priorities for U.K. Strategic Command
LONDON — Industry needs to focus on three key areas of technology development to ensure advantage for the United Kingdom and its allies, said the commander of the country’s Strategic Command Sept. 14.
Gen. Sir Patrick Sanders implored industry to help the U.K. military reach its goal of multi-domain integration by developing synthetic training environments, sensors and edge computing, and artificial intelligence and machine learning. The armed forces need to harness the speed of commercial technology to compete with adversaries Russia and China, he said.
“We urgently need to
Quantum computing has enormous potential in healthcare and has started to impact the industry in various ways.
For example, quantum computing offers the ability to track and diagnose disease. Using sensors, quantum technology has the ability to track the progress of cancer treatments and diagnose and monitor such degenerative diseases as multiple sclerosis.
Modernizing supply chains
The tech also can help modernize supply chains. Quantum technology can solve routing issues in real time using live data such as weather and traffic updates to help determine the most efficient method of delivery. This would have been particularly helpful during the pandemic
Scientists from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, have announced the discovery of a major breakthrough in quantum computing.
To date, quantum scientists and computer engineers have only been able to use proof-of-concept models of quantum processors that work with just a few spin qubits, the quantum equivalent of a bit.
Now, new research published in the journal Science Advances has identified a technique which the researchers claim will enable them to control millions of these qubits.
The team considers their design the “missing jigsaw piece” in quantum computer architecture.
Vaccine and drug development, artificial intelligence, transport and logistics, climate science – these are all areas that stand to be transformed by the development of a full-scale quantum computer. And there has been explosive growth in quantum computing investment over the past decade.
Yet current quantum processors are relatively small in scale, with fewer than 100 qubits – the basic building blocks of a quantum computer. Bits are the smallest unit of information in computing, and the term qubits stems from “quantum bits”.
While early quantum processors have been crucial for demonstrating the potential of quantum computing, realizing globally significant
Although quantum computing is a fast growing field, skill and expertise in this new area of technology is desperately needed, and leading Indian institutions along with IBM India have been working on a programme to skill India.
Quantum computing has found application across medicine, agriculture, and finance. The government of India launched the National Mission on Quantum Technologies and Applications (NMQTA) stressing the importance of pushing forward the quantum domain in India. IBM India recently collaborated with leading institutions of India to accelerate training and research in quantum computing. Gadgets 360 talked to iBM Quantum Ambassador L Venkata Subramaniam, Professor
Lurking in the background of the quest for true quantum supremacy hangs an awkward possibility – hyper-fast number crunching tasks based on quantum trickery might just be a load of hype.
Now, a pair of physicists from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and Columbia University in the US have come up with a better way to judge the potential of near-term quantum devices – by simulating the quantum mechanics they rely upon on more traditional hardware.
Their study made use of a neural network developed by EPFL’s Giuseppe Carleo and his colleague Matthias Troyer back in