(The Hosting News) – Google announced plans for a new project that will build quantum information processors at its artificial intelligence lab.
Researcher John Martinis and his team from the University of California Santa Barbra will be joining the tech giant in the new “hardware initiative” to build these chips based on superconducting electronics, says Google via its Research Blog.
“With an integrated hardware group the Quantum AI team will now be able to implement and test new designs for quantum optimization and inference processors based on recent theoretical insights as well as our learnings from the D-Wave quantum annealing architecture,” said Director of Engineering, Hartmut Neven.
The company noted that they will continue to work with D-Wave scientists to experiment with the “Vesuvius” machine at NASA Ames, which will “be upgraded to a 1000 qubit “Washington” processor.”
Earlier this year Google acquired British artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind Technologies.