I was interested to read lately of the advances being made in the area of quantum computing.
“A Canadian-led team of researchers has created a key component of a quantum computer that can survive at room temperature for a whopping 39 minutes, blowing away previous records of just seconds.
The discovery means it might be possible to store quantum bits of data, known as “qubits,” even at room temperature, for a practical length of time.”
For more on this take a look at the full article on CBC News.
What this means is that we’re now much further along the path of being able to develop a working quantum computer that could operate ‘normally’ in the environments we work and play in.
What’s really exciting is that we’re a step closer to being able to practically harness the power of qubits in solving certain types of complex computational questions at a far greater pace that we can imagine using today’s computing muscle.
I say ‘certain types of questions’ as quantum computers are not designed to be a replacement for many of the tasks undertaken by the ‘standard bit computational’ computing we see today.
So what is a qubit I hear you ask? Best I let the nice man in the video below explain.
I think quantum computing will assist the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence research. This is because of the huge computational power and speed that could be applied to decision based algorithms written specifically to take advantage of such scale and scope.
I think with the advances to come in the areas of quantum computer development we could be looking at the start of an explosive era in AI research and development.