Quantum Computing Scientists Call for Ethical Guidelines

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A group of quantum computing experts, including scientists and company executives, want to raise ethical concerns about the technology’s potential to create new materials for war and accelerate human DNA manipulation.Six experts are featured in a 13-minute video titled “Quantum Ethics: A Call to Action,” which goes live Monday on YouTube and the Quantum Daily, a free online source for quantum computing news. The goal of the video, which features a former quantum chief at Alphabet Inc.’s Google, is to kick off conversations with other quantum computing industry leaders about the ethical implications of the technology. “Whenever we have a new computing power, there is potential for benefit of humanity, [but] you can imagine ways that it would also hurt people,” said John Martinis, professor of...

IEEE Computer Society Reveals its 2021 Technology Predictions

IEEE Computer Society Reveals its 2021 Technology Predictions
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Dec. 16, 2020 — The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) has revealed its 2021 Technology Predictions Report focusing on the pandemic’s impact on human lives, supply chains, workforces, and the unpredictability of operations and markets. The report explores how technology predictions provide important insights that go well beyond hypothetical exercise to yield critical data and planning to help combat the pandemic. Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8701751-ieee-computer-society-reveals-its-2021-technology-predictions/ “The unprecedented effects of the pandemic forced the acceleration of digital transformation in work, education, and private life,” said Dejan Milojicic, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Distinguished Technologist and former IEEE CS president (2014)....