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From the Editor: Quantum Supremacy and AI
Quantum computing might be the next big technology revolution in the horizon and one that can challenge some of the foundations of modern computing. This week Google self-proclaimed that it has achieved quantum supremacy with the released of a 54-qubit Sycamore processor was able to perform a calculation in 200 seconds that would have taken the world’s most powerful supercomputer 10,000 years. Shortly after, IBM published a paper challenging Google’s claims but the milestone was incredibly relevant nonetheless.
Among the technologies that can change drastically with the evolution of quantum computing, artificial intelligence(AI) unquestionably ranks first. It is obvious that quantum computing will influence the creation of a new generation of AI models optimized for quantum architectures. However, the relationship between AI and quantum computing is bidirectional. While AI will benefit from the unprecedented computation power of quantum computing, it can also help design better quantum architectures. Google has been doing some active research work in this area. Certainly, the combination of quantum computing and AI will allow us to reimagine almost any computing paradigm known today. Exciting times.
Now let’s take a look at the core developments in AI research and technology this week:
AI that Predicts Smells
Google AI researchers published a paper about new method that leverages graph neural networks to predict the olfactory properties of molecules.
Generating Images from Language Tasks
Microsoft Research published a paper that highlights how adversarial neural networks can be used generates images from linguistic instructions.
Long Form Question-Answering that Works
Facebook AI Research published a paper describing a natural language processing method that can provide succinct answers to long form questions.
Cool AI Tech Releases
Better AI Backend for Google Cloud
Google Cloud upgraded the backend of services like Prediction and Training to leverage powerful NVIDIA chips.
Einstein Helps You Create Intelligent Emails
Salesforce unveiled a series of new capabilities of its Einstein platform to simplify the creation of email and messages.
Better Data Science Notebooks
Netflix open sourced Polynote, a framework that enables the creation of data science notebooks for JVM-based languages like Scala.
AI in the Real World
Quantum Supremacy and AI
Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai discusses the impact that quantum supremacy can have on AI.
World’s First AI University will Open in 2020
Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence in UAE will start offering several graduate degree programs based on AI.
Germany Takes a Leading Position on AI Regulation
German’s government Data Ethics commission produced a series of recommendations for the regulation of AI technologies.