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Physicists Unveil Blueprint for a Quantum Computer the Size of a Soccer Field

Quantum computers promise to crack some of the world’s most intractable problems by super-charging processing power. But the technical challenges involved in building these...

Quantum Computing Progress Will Speed Up Thanks to Open Sourcing

In the quest for ever more powerful computers, researchers are beginning to build quantum computers—machines that exploit the strange properties of physics on the...

Machines Won’t Replace Us—We’ll Become Their Mentors

From time to time, the Singularity Hub editorial team unearths a gem from the archives and wants to share it all over again. It's...

This Amazing Video Shows Just How Much Software Has Eaten the World

Software is a relatively recent invention in human history, but few things have had as much of an impact on the modern world. Things...

Evolution’s Brutally Simple Rules Can Make Machines More Creative

Despite nature’s bewildering complexity, the driving force behind it is incredibly simple. ‘Survival of the fittest’ is an uncomplicated but brutally effective optimization strategy...

New Brain-Like Chip Uses Light to Go Blazingly Fast

Deep learning is having a serious moment right now in the world of AI. And for good reason. Loosely based on the brain’s computing architecture,...

Why the US Is Losing Ground on the Next Generation of Powerful Supercomputers

“I feel the need — the need for speed.” The tagline from the 1980s movie Top Gun could be seen as the mantra for the high-performance computing...

Quantum Computers Could Crush Today’s Top Encryption in 15 Years

Quantum computers could bring about a quantum leap in processing power, with countless benefits for fields like data science and AI. But there’s also...

The Race to Wrap the Earth in Internet Is Heating Up

How important is the internet to your day-to-day life? For starters, you’re definitely reading this on a screen and using the internet to access it....

Welcome to the New Era of Easy Media Manipulation

Have you noticed how bizarre social media and the news cycle has been lately? In the age of digital media, journalism is changing significantly. Widely...

When the Mother of Invention Is a Machine, Who Gets Credit?

What do the Oral-B CrossAction toothbrush, about a thousand musical compositions and even a few recent food recipes all have in common? They were invented...

Google’s New AI Gets Smarter Thanks to a Working Memory

“The behavior of the computer at any moment is determined by the symbols which he is observing and his 'state of mind' at that...

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