Search giant Google and space agency NASA launched their Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab in May of this year with hardware from the Canadian quantum computing company D-Wave. At then they just merely said something about the work as well as the long-term goals of Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab. But now, the two organizations have made a 6.5-minute short film to explain Quantum Computing Lab.
The Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab is an ambitious open research project aimed at exploring both the capabilities of quantum computer architecture and the mysteries of space exploration. But questions raised since the launch as no one had vast idea what Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab actually does. So, the organizations have made this short film.
The film has been shown at Imagine Films Science Festival. The film takes a look at various researchers working on the project, as well as the computer itself, which has to be operated at near-absolute-zero temperatures. Here’s the short film.
Researchers hope that the quantum architecture will eventually be used to optimize solutions across complex and interconnected sets of variables currently outside the capabilities of conventional computing. In other words, the lab will be able to solve optimization problems that are beyond the scope of traditional computers.
NASA’s Eleanor Rieffel has said in the video, “We don’t know what the best questions are to ask that computer. That’s exactly what we’re trying to understand.”
There’s no doubt that the organizations are going to use quantum computers to boost the power of artificial intelligence. That means Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab could allow finding for new solutions in computational medicine or help NASA to construct a more comprehensive picture of the known universe.