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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:28 pm 
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Google’s quantum computing plans threatened by IBM curveball

Just when it was looking like the underdog, classical computing is striking back. IBM has come up with a way to simulate quantum computers that have 56 quantum bits, or qubits, on a non-quantum supercomputer – a task previously thought to be impossible. The feat moves the goalposts in the fight for quantum supremacy, the effort to outstrip classical computers using quantum ones.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/21 ... curveball/


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:45 pm 
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Goalposts were moved?


Nope, don't think so.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Quantum_Experience


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:22 pm 
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It would appear my old algebraic automata theory textbook is obsolete. :|

Bummer.



Last weekend my daughter was showing me what she has been writing for an independent study course she's been working on for couple of semesters. It's not finished but it runs. I was having trouble following her description of what it does. There were AI terms I'm not accustom to using involved.

I kind of almost understood, there was a lot of discussion of nodes, paths, and mapping. Then I had a breakthrough. I suddenly realized what it was she'd made and said "it's a compiler."

She said "yes, sort of, it's tool."




I gave her a Jazz game compiler when she was in sixth grade. She played with it for years.


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