The achievement is an important milestone in quantum computing, Google's scientists said.
- Sycamore is a quantum computer that Google has spent years developing.
- Like traditional computers, quantum computers produce binary code, but they do so while utilizing unique phenomena of quantum mechanics.
- It will likely be years before quantum computing has applications in everyday technology, but the recent achievement is an important proof of concept.
There are good historical reasons why Germans are suspicious of surveillance — but is Google as bad as Gestapo or Stasi?
- Since its launch in 2007, Google Street View has mapped millions of miles of roads across the world – and even gone to space and into the ocean
- Germany and Austria are a conspicuous gap in the mess of blue lines that covers the rest of Europe
- It's to do with Germans' curious sense of privacy: they'd rather flaunt their private parts than their personal data
Employees from Amazon and Microsoft plan to join the global protest, too.
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- A Twitter account claiming to represent Google employees interested in the strike says more than 400 workers have so far pledged to join the protests.
- Global Climate Strike is a global protest against calling for urgent action on climate change.
- Google has recently faced criticism for its partnerships with oil and gas companies.
An A.I. named Aristo was able to use its language and logic skills to pass a standardized exam with flying colors.
- An A.I. called Aristo, developed by the Allen Institute, was able to correctly answer 90 percent of questions on a science exam designed for eighth graders.
- The success represents recent progress in the A.I. industry to develop systems that understand language.
- It doesn't mean computers are nearly as smart as eighth-graders, but it does suggest we might soon see some striking improvements in A.I.-based technology.
MIT and Google researchers use deep learning to decipher ancient languages.
- Researchers from MIT and Google Brain discover how to use deep learning to decipher ancient languages.
- The technique can be used to read languages that died long ago.
- The method builds on the ability of machines to quickly complete monotonous tasks.