12/08/2020 – AI3SD Online Seminar Series: Quantum Computing: A Guide for the Perplexed – Professor Andy Stanford-Clark

12/08/2020 – AI3SD Online Seminar Series: Quantum Computing: A Guide for the Perplexed – Professor Andy Stanford-Clark

Video: The video of this seminar can be requested by AI3SD Members. Please email us on info@ai3sd.org to request a link.

Interview: Andy was interviewed by Michelle Pauli at our Network Conference in 2019 on his thoughts on AI. This interview can be found here: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/441867/

Abstract: We experience the benefits of classical computing every day. However, there are challenges that today’s systems will never be able to solve. For problems above a certain size and complexity, we don’t have enough computational power on Earth to tackle them. To stand a chance at solving some of these problems, we need a new kind of computing.  Quantum computers could spur the development of new breakthroughs in science: Medications to save lives, machine learning methods to diagnose illnesses sooner, materials to make more efficient devices and structures, financial strategies to live well in retirement, and algorithms to quickly direct resources such as ambulances. IBM Q is the world’s most advanced quantum computing initiative, focused on propelling the science and pioneering commercial applications for quantum advantage. An industry first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business, engineering and science. This effort includes advancing the entire quantum computing technology stack and exploring applications to make quantum broadly usable and accessible.

Biography: Andy Stanford-Clark is the Chief Technology Officer for IBM in UK and Ireland. He is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor with more than 40 patents. Andy is based at IBM’s Hursley Park laboratories in the UK, and has a long background in Internet of Things technologies. He has a BSc in Computing and Mathematics, and a PhD in Computer Science. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle, an Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southampton, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.

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