Science Covers Research By SOS Professor Edward Boyda On Quantum Computer That Can 'See' Trees

Science Magazine logoThe online version of Science Magazine, features an article about new research conducted by School of Science Professor Edward Boyda, who teaches in Saint Mary’s Physics and Astronomy department. The story “Quantum computer learns to ‘see’ trees,” describes efforts by Boyda and his collaborators to use a D-Wave 2X computer —a  computational device that reportedly is 100 million times faster than a classical processor— to distinguish and identify trees, roads and watersheds. The article notes that the successful findings by the researchers suggest that using such computers for complicated machine learning problems like pattern recognition and computer vision is edging closer to reality. Science is published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017