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Google major breakthrough: quantum computer or true

Date:2015-12-10 13:09:49   Click:0

Netease tech news December 10th, according to UK Engadget website reported that Google announced on Wednesday in the field of quantum computing has made a breakthrough progress. The company believes that they have found a quantum algorithm that can solve the problem at a speed of 100 million times faster than the traditional process. Once confirmed, this discovery will not only lead to the development of artificial intelligence similar to iRobot, but also to promote the development of the U.S. space program. 
In 2013 Google and the U.S. Space Agency jointly developed the X2 D-Wave computing system, the D-Wave should be the world's first feature normal quantum computer, although the company has not been conclusive evidence that the machine has truly carried out quantum computing, and now it has become the past.
Google's announcement Wednesday focused on the "quantum annealing" algorithm, which determines the global minimum of a given function when faced with a range of potential solutions. In general terms, it is the best (and most effective) overall action plan to accomplish a task when given a set of options. Scientists have been studying quantum annealing, despite the use of the two main techniques of Annealing Simulated (SA) and the "quantum Monte Carlo" is only running on the traditional hardware simulation system. And on the other hand, the D-Wave system is a hardware encoding operating quantum annealing algorithm in its own quantum array.
Google recently tested the latest quantum annealing algorithm in concept verification experiments, and compared with the traditional systems running simulated annealing and Monte Carlo method, the results are very encouraging. As can be seen from the above chart, Google's method is easy to beat the other two methods, with a speed of 100 million times faster to solve the function with 1000 binary variables. 
Google called it "very interesting and inspiring", even though it has a long way to go before it is put into consumer market. But once successful, it will set off a new wave of technological revolution. The use of artificial intelligence researchers or to develop a more intelligent, more responsive computer learning system, the U.S. space agency can use it to simulate the rocket launch (or the entire space program), even ordinary material science can also benefit from this technology.