Quantum computing: Intel’s cryogenic chip shows it can control qubits even in a deep freeze

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Intel teamed up with QuTech to work on another approach to quantum control.     Image: Tim Herman / Intel Corporation Intel's quantum computing efforts are starting to show tangible results: two years after the company first unveiled its Horse Ridge cryogenic control chip, researchers have demonstrated that the technology is delivering on its original promise, and paving the way for quantum computers to become more practical. Practicality, in effect, is not quantum devices' most remarkable trait. In their current format, quantum computers rely on quantum chips that need to be cooled down to extreme temperatures, in order to exert better control over the fragile qubits on the processor. Typically, qubits operate at 20 millikelvin, or about...

A scalable framework for smart COVID surveillance in the workplace using Deep Neural Networks and cloud computing – Singh – – Expert Systems

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1 INTRODUCTION For the last decade, cloud computing has proved to be a prominent method of acquiring or provisioning IT resources for applications whose demand is variable with time (Malawski et al., 2015). Further, it also helps new start‐ups and many organizations not to worry about their IT capital investment. However, cloud computing does impose an issue with the latency‐sensitive application because cloud resources are located far away from the data generating devices (Mahmud et al., 2018). A new computing paradigm known as fog computing was introduced by Cisco in 2012, aiming to resolve the latency issue by providing IT resources physically close to the data generating devices. Fog computing is an extension of cloud computing, not its replacement, since the IT resources provided by fog computing are not that powerful,...