[ExI] REMINDER – Suzanne Gildert on Building large-scale quantum computers, Teleplace, September 4, 10am PST

Giulio Prisco giulio at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 07:22:06 UTC 2010

REMINDER – Suzanne Gildert on Building large-scale quantum computers,
Teleplace, September 4, 10am PST

Suzanne Gildert will give a talk in Teleplace on “Building large-scale
quantum computers: Fundamentals, technology and applications” on
September 4, 2010, at 10am PST (1pm EST, 6pm UK, 7pm CET). Those who
already have Teleplace accounts for teleXLR8 can just ahow up at the
talk. There are a limited number of seats available for others, please
contact me if you wish to attend.

Suzanne is an excellent speaker and I am sure she will give a great
talk. As she says in the abstract below, quantum computing is often
over-dramatized by the popular press, and I look forward to hearing
Suzanne’s explanations on how quantum computers work, how to build
them, what they can do, what they cannot do, what they cannot do yet,
and when. Suzanne’s blog “Physics and cake” is one of the best online
references on quantum computing (and other imaginative technologies),
at times highly technical but more often understandable and even
entertaining. Suzanne’s company, D-Wave Systems, Inc. (see also the
D-Wave blog), is pioneering the development of a new class of
high-performance computing system designed to solve complex search and
optimization problems, with an initial emphasis on synthetic
intelligence and machine learning applications, by using a
computational model known as adiabatic quantum computing (AQC).

In the picture above, Suzanne at the recent ASIM 2010 Conference,
Advancing Substrate-Independent Minds, satellite to the Singularity
Summit 2010, San Francisco, August 16-17th. Suzanne’s has been one of
the most active participants in the ASIM 2010 Conference, and she has
a nice writeup on “ASIM-2010 – not quite Singularity but close“. The
picture, taken in the virtual conference room in Teleplace and with
another view of the same virtual conference room in the background, is
a nice reality cascade appropriate to the spooky image of quantum

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