Google and NASA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab

In May this year Google partnered with NASA and announced the Quantum A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) Lab, a place where researchers from around the world can experiment with the incredible powers and possibilities of quantum computing.

A quantum computing is a computation mechanism that makes direct use of quantum-mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, to perform operations on data. Quantum computers are different from digital computers based on transistors. Whereas digital computers require data to be encoded into binary digits (bits), quantum computation uses quantum properties to represent data and perform operations on these data.

Although quantum computing is still in very early stage, but it is a fact that large-scale quantum computers will be able to solve certain problems much more quickly than any classical computer and can help solve some of the world’s most challenging computer science problems.

Google is particularly interested in how quantum computing can advance machine learning, which can then be applied to virtually any field, from finding the cure for a disease to understanding changes in global climate.

Quantum AI techniques could dramatically speed up tasks such as image recognition for comparing photos on the web or for enabling cars to drive themselves and notably these are some fields in which Google is already working aggressively.

Recently Google shoot some footage on work done so far on quantum A.I. and put together a short video that provides a peek behind the scenes and introduces a few of quantum computing’s mind-bending, strange, and undeniably awesome concepts.

In May 2013, Google & NASA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab begin and the lab is hosted by NASA’s Ames Research Center. The lab will house a 512-qubit quantum computer from D-Wave Systems, and the USRA (Universities Space Research Association) will invite researchers from around the world to share time on it. The goal being to study how quantum computing might advance machine learning.

For latest news and more updates on Google Quantum AI lab you can visit official Google Quantum page on Google+

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