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AI and Quantum Computers Influence

AI as we know are here, but for one mere robot to look and live among us is another. I just find it weird to have a robot that has become a citizen of Saudi Arabia to be comfortable for everyone. How could it be that their technology advancements has lead to Sophia the robot with being a citizen that has been checked for all flaws so quickly. Their is a long way to go with AI and quantum computing but each and every technological company around the world wants to be the one to make the breakthrough first; rather then making a strategic plan to make sure these computers are ready to go into the world. Sophia the robot is not only intelligent in numerous areas, but is also capable of emotion, facial expressions. Sophia the robot is a self learning machine and if this is not enough to creep you out I don’t know what is. We have just given the foundation of computational research a human platform with a human identity to live with us. However, what does this mean moving forward for our world with robots leaving in it. Does this make humanity safe with them, what problems does this solve? I just think it is to soon to release something into the world knowing their are complications that can arise but as always is taking into effect later. What will a typical day look like for an AI living a human life will they have a profession in a desired career path, will they have an income, or would they have a household as well. Having Sophia declared as an citizen means where actually moving way faster than expected and with one robot already living like an human what will the future look like.

Quantum Computers is surely coming up faster than we know too because every company wants to be the first to announce an actual working quantum machine. Quantum computing is set to take over the world and become the master mind behind everything. Microsoft has made a breakthrough into general quantum computing moving them closer to the answers how to master the quantum computers. Microsoft plans to build a quantum computing ecosystem that is based on Freedman’s field of math and branch of physics seemingly mystical its early pioneers invoked philosophy and spirituality. Microsoft experts believe quantum computing innumerable practical benefits.That allows scientists to do computations in minutes or hours that would take a lifetime of the universe on even most advanced even most classical computers we use today. Microsoft has the same views as any company about what we will expect to have accomplished if these computers are online and fully functional. Quantum computing has some time to go before being released into society because their is only one shot you get to impress the world with a computer that can manipulate human intelligence and current data to make it into something new. Moreover, quantum computing can be a good thing with good intentions for humanity depending on the nature of its use or purpose to help the economy become stronger. As well as making significant changes the world making it a better place for everyone.

Google Reveals there Quantum Computer

 

As mentioned in prior post about Quantum computing it has become a breakthrough in today’s society and more relevant to the economy as well as businesses greatest asset. Along with quantum come their effects to education, machine learning, energy. But Google has just revealed there Quantum computer and what they believe to be the best computer and no computer can compare to it. Googles quantum computer would have nearly 50 qubits making it a powerful supercomputer that has surpassed conventional computing which is also known as “Quantum Supremacy“. There intention of the quantum computer is to create a system where it supports 49 qubit superposition. Google has begun running their test on the quantum computer starting a 20 qubits and by the end of 2017 they plan to have 49 qubits fully functioning and working for the upcoming year. Googles quantum computers will make personalized medicine reality, parsing out the function of every protein in the human genome and modeling their interactions with all possible complex molecules very quickly. Quantum computing will make a drastic change to our medical, science, engineering sectors bringing us limitless outcomes to technological advances in the future and it starts now.

Will Google succeed with their new quantum computer? Google has been running a series of test with there quantum computer called coin-flip. This happens by storing two numbers and choosing one of them at a random each time. The coins are suppose to behave like particles to obey the laws of quantum mechanics. There are 50 coins that will act in place of a qubit so Google can test there theory about quantum computing. I will say from reviewing Googles breakthrough in quantum computing, it looks like they still have a long way to go knowing some of there testing has not worked in there favor. Google has some minor kinks they need to work out before revealing such an important machine to the public that can cause damaged if not properly ready to be on the market. Moreover, I strongly believe that googles quantum computing breakthrough was merely an act to say they did it first and other companies might prolong there time to release there quantum computers. But releasing there technology so early could be a defect to there own process causing numerous effects.

Quantum Computing & Education

Quantum Computing has the power to revolutionize and change industries and institutions in a capacity we cannot even wrap our minds around. The outstanding capability these machines have to process and analyze information can be understood best if we take a step back and consider how a computer today relies on information. (1)  In our computers, a unit of information (called a “bit”) is represented as either a 0 or a 1. Combined, these series of on’s and off’s provide instruction on how to process information.Dario Gil  (2), Vice President of Science and Technology at IBM, compared a bit to an arrow on the inside of a sphere. That arrow can only point to the North or South Pole, a 0 or a 1. But in quantum computing that “bit” is now a “qubit”. A qubit has the capacity to exist as both a 0 and a 1. That arrow can now point to any position on the internal surface of the sphere, creating endless possibilities to the amount of states that can represented and thus the ability to analyze information on a level that is expected (3) to work beyond what all the computers in the world working in tandem could achieve. What this has the potential to do is help industries and institutions worldwide solve problems faster, innovate further, or even change completely.

In regard to education, there one area in particular that quantum computing will help and it has the ability to play huge role in the future of the institution: Artificial Intelligence. Already schools are using immersive technologies that help determine what their students are interacting with, ignoring or even not comprehending. Through the use of headsets, they can determine through pupil size the amount of mental strain or emotional entanglement in a subject. This goes back to a study done by Princeton psychologist Daniel Kahneman which explained that pupil size increases in proportion to the difficulty of a task at hand. As the student interact with the AI, the headset is collecting data that can then be used to create highly-accurate psychological and behavioral profiles of students. This is technology that already exists within our standard computing power, imagine what this could be with the power of quantum computing.In order to improve machine learning there must be vast amounts of data collection. Quantum computers have the ability to organize and analyze large amounts of this data and provide artificial intelligence machines with the feedback necessary to improve and develop much more efficiently than a standard computer.

 

Machine learning in education will be the future faster than we know it, with the capabilities these machines already have they will know us better than anyone. Same goes for the teachers in the profession who want to be able to teach but probably won’t over time due to the vast knowledge the machine has and continues to gain. Quantum computers have the knowledge of using existing data to their advantage to solve problems within seconds. Machine learning can definitely benefit from quantum computing because it would amplify the machine learning problem solving. Which leads back to education and the effects quantum computing can have because these machines will be impossible to keep up with. The demand for quantum computers will be greater and a cheaper rate than teachers knowing what they can do.

Understanding Quantum Computing as the Future Technology

Quantum Computing is the study of theoretical computation systems that make direct use of quantum mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, to perform operations on data. Quantum computers are different from binary digital electronic computers based on transistors. Quantum computing is on the rise to conquer a new method of how we do systematic computations and mathematical problems. The idea of quantum computers is to produce a faster rate of solutions to problems that would take conventional computers years to solve. Currently IBM has a quantum computer called the IBM-Q, which was released March 17, 2017 set to be the future of technology. The IBM-Q is designed to help with medicine, supply-chain, logistics, financial services, and artificial intelligence, leading us into a new world of technology and innovation.

As you can probably tell from the video the exact mechanics behind quantum computing are still foreign to the average individual. This goes without say that we are some ways away from commercially sized quantum computers being present in every household, but with the increasing research and experimentation with quantum mechanics we could see them for sale in the next few years. This year IBM plans to allow the public to test the IBM-Q over the internet for a fee under the name of Quantum Experience. If you can’t wait for either of those and happen to have 15 million to spare you could go ahead and buy your very own D-Wave, the first official commercial quantum computer. This version of the quantum computer came to be when former D-Wave CEO Geordie Rose teamed up with Nasa’s Eric Ladizinsky. Because Ladizinsky was already an expert at superconducting quantum interference devices, also known as Squids, his teaming with Rose was a match made in heaven.

With Rose’s research and ambition to not only build, but sell, the world’s first quantum computer, and Ladizinsky’s expertise in the field they were able to come up with the design of the D-Wave. Rather than approach it with the same Gate Model being attempted by scientists researching quantum computing at the time, Rose and his team at D-Wave used another method known as annealing. Instead of linking together ions and photons together in logic gates, like the gate model, Ladizinsky found a way to make magnetic fields travel in opposite directions around niobium loops, placing the electrons in what we know as superposition. He achieved this by supercooling the niobium loops near absolute zero while quantum tunneling charges from one loop to another allowing the loops to act as functional qubits, with the magnetic fields representing the 0s and 1s of conventional machines.

Quantum Computing, as we know is the future and is surpassing many other computing systems in the running. Artificial Intelligence and machine learning have adapted to learning new things and being able to solve problems. However, Quantum computing is definitely processing at a much faster rate than any computer now. Making it the next jump in society being the brains behind the operation. Quantum computing also does have many correlations within different sectors, such as; energy, education and machine learning. Knowing how much power it takes to generate a quantum computer, how much energy would it take to produce multiple quantum computers help with businesses and science. The implications it can have on education, which can be teaching students at a more efficient rate, or enhancing institutions with more current and updated systems. How fast can a quantum computer learn without being programmed to be taught a problem and the methods it takes to enhance its capabilities?