Google and AI

Google opened a research laboratory in the NASA premises. With the super most powerful quantum computer of the world, they hope to advance artificial intelligence and machine learning. According to Google, this research could lead to the evolution of medicine, science and technology.

Google invests in research on quantum artificial intelligence
In the heart of Silicon Valley at the NASA research center in Ames, the new lab Google called “Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Quantum” will allow scientists worldwide to work on the most powerful quantum computers ever created.

According to the article published today, Friday, April 17, 2013 on the Google blog, the project aims to “solve some of the biggest problems in computer science.” As its name suggests, the research in this laboratory will focus on artificial intelligence, specifically machine learning.

In partnership with scientists at the USRA (Universities Space Research Association), Google will investigate to what extent “quantum computing can advance machine learning”. Specifically, their goal is to use this super quantum computer to perform calculations too complex for normal computers based on a wealth of data, in order to create better representations of the world.

“If we want to cure diseases, we need better representation of how they grow,” said Hartmut Neven, Director of Engineering for Google.

“If we want to implement effective environmental policies, we need better representation of what is happening to the climate.”

The Wall Street Journal, NASA would have also discussed the possibilities of this technology in robotics, among others. Google also highlights its potential in the field of speech recognition or search engines.


The computer was designed by D-Wave Systems. According to them, it would be 11,000 times faster than a classical computer, “I could not believe my eyes when I heard that when, in the history of computing, There he took something that will 11 000 times faster than previous technology? ” exclaims Vern Brownell, CEO of D-Wave Systems. This computer was estimated at about 10 million. The laboratory should be ready to welcome scientists from the third quarter 2013.

It will probably take years to see lead the research undertaken by Google, but this investment is a clear step forward towards the development of quantum computing.

Soon computers with the intelligence of HAL 9000 in 2001, Space Odyssey?