Quantum Computing, Not Ai, Will Define Our Future
They borrowed time on Summit – not a luxury many have – and using 256 nodes with a total of 1,536 GPUs, could train the model in 14 minutes (see the paper’s abstract at the end of the article). Another emerging technology is Supercapacitors, which many thought would replace batteries last decade. Supercapacitors not only charge far faster than batteries, but they also don’t wear out, making them ideal for both personal electronics and cars.
“Looking at that world and sort of pulling at that thread and this assumption that Shannon gave us of separating information and physics – Shannon says, ‘Don’t worry about that coupling’ – they actually poke at that question as to whether that was true or not. We learned that the foundational information block, it’s actually not the bit, but something called the qubit, short for quantum bit, and that we could express some fundamental principles of physics in this representation of information. Specifically for quantum computing, three ideas – the principle of superposition, the principle of entanglement, and the idea of interference – actually have to come together for how we represent and process information with qubits.
The ability to engineer materials is going to be at the core of that battle and look at the three scientific communities that are interested in the intersection of computation, that task. “We’re all very familiar with the foundational idea of the binary digit and the bit, and this sort of understanding that we can look at information abstractly. Claude Shannonadvocated the separation almost platonic idea of zeros and ones, to decouple them from their physical manifestation was an interesting insight. It’s actually what allowed us to, for the first time in history, to look at the world and look at images as different as this right, a punch card and DNA. [We’ve] come to appreciate that they have something in common that they’re both carriers and expressers of information. Rob Enderle is president and principal analyst of the Enderle Group, a forward looking emerging technology advisory firm.
Moore’s Law predicts doubling, but when computers go from quartz to quantum, the factor will be off the scale. Smaller and larger storage chips allow the creation of unlikely technologies for years to come. In the concept of the Internet of Things, the products develop interconnected, automated daily tasks and facilitate routines.
Possible solutions include new materials for transistors like carbon nanotubes and graphene, or new paradigms for information processing like optical or quantum computing. Visitors are also asked to consider how smaller, faster, better computers in the future might impact their lives – in both positive and negative ways. It’s a slideshow presentation designed for medium-to-large audiences of teens/adults.