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IonQ CEO Peter Chapman on how quantum computing will change the future of AI

Businesses eager to embrace cutting-edge technology are exploring quantum computing, which depends on qubits to perform computations that would be much more difficult, or simply not feasible, on classical computers. The ultimate goals are quantum advantage, the inflection point when quantum computers begin to solve useful problems, and quantum supremacy, when a quantum computer can solve a problem…
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DeepMind compares the way children and AI explore

In a preprint paper, researchers at Alphabet’s DeepMind and the University of California, Berkeley propose a framework for comparing the ways children learn about the world to the way AI learns. The work, which was motivated by research suggesting children’s learning supports behaviors later in life, could help close the gap between AI and humans when it comes to aquiring new abilities. For…
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Facebook’s AutoScale decides if AI inference runs on your phone or in the cloud

In a technical paper published on Arxiv.org this week, researchers at Facebook and Arizona State University lifted the hood on AutoScale, which shares a name with Facebook’s energy-sensitive load balancer. AutoScale, which could theoretically be used by any company were the code to be made publicly available, leverages AI to enable energy-efficient inference on smartphones and other edge…
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Facebook’s AI ‘learns how to learn’ to transport payloads using a drone

In a recent paper, Facebook and University of California, Berkely researchers propose an approach to payload-carrying drone flight planning that “learns how to learn” models of environmental dynamics. Results from experiments suggest the work could inform the development of future robots  — perhaps in warehouses or other industrial settings — that physically interact with and adapt to the…
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