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AI Career Notes: May 2022 Edition 

NTT Research, Inc., a division of NTT, appointed Dr. Al Emondi as its head of partner strategy. Emondi joined NTT Research in March 2022 on a contract basis as part of its leadership advisory team. He is also president and chief executive officer of Piontier, LLC, a technology development and neurotech product line consultancy. https://www.enterpriseai.news/2022/05/10/ai-career-notes-may-2022-edition/

New hardware integrates mechanical devices into quantum tech

Stanford University researchers have developed a key experimental device for future quantum physics-based technologies that borrows a page from current, everyday mechanical devices. Reliable, compact, durable, and efficient, acoustic devices harness mechanical motion to perform useful tasks. A prime example of such a device is the mechanical oscillator. When displaced by a force – like sound, for instance – components of the device begin moving back-and-forth about their original position. Creating this periodic motion is a handy way to keep time, filter signals, and sense motion in ubiquitous electronics, including phones, computers, and watches. https://scienmag.com/new-hardware-integrates-mechanical-devices-into-quantum-tech/

How to Make the Universe Think for Us

Inside a soundproofed crate sits one of the world’s worst neural networks. After being presented with an image of the number 6, it pauses for a moment before identifying the digit: zero. Peter McMahon, the physicist-engineer at Cornell University who led the development of the network, defends it with a sheepish smile, pointing out that the handwritten number looks sloppy. Logan Wright, a postdoc visiting McMahon’s lab from NTT Research, assures me that the device usually gets the answer right, but acknowledges that mistakes are common. “It’s just this bad,” he said. https://www.quantamagazine.org/how-to-make-the-universe-think-for-us-20220531/

AI And ML Think Green

The artificial intelligence (AI) market is growing fast. One powerful subset of AI is machine learning (ML), which involves not predefined instructions and fixed algorithms but learned patterns over artificial neural networks. Developers have used ML to solve mission-critical problems with high speed and accuracy in a wide range of domains, including agriculture, e-commerce, education, finance, manufacturing, medicine, networking, transportation and more. For many IT practitioners and consultants, ML is a matter of not if but when and how. They are asking themselves questions such as, “What’s my use case, design and scale? Which ML techniques will I deploy (language processing, classification, anomaly detection, etc.)? How will I deploy—DIY or with external help—and train the model?” https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2022/04/13/ai-and-ml-think-green/?sh=c99d62941a9d

New Hardware Integrates Mechanical Devices into Quantum Tech

Stanford University researchers have developed a key experimental device for future quantum physics-based technologies that borrows a page from current, everyday mechanical devices. Reliable, compact, durable, and efficient, acoustic devices harness mechanical motion to perform useful tasks. A prime example of such a device is the mechanical oscillator. When displaced by a force – like sound, for instance – components of the device begin moving back-and-forth about their original position. Creating this periodic motion is a handy way to keep time, filter signals, and sense motion in ubiquitous electronics, including phones, computers, and watches. https://www.semiconductor-digest.com/new-hardware-integrates-mechanical-devices-into-quantum-tech/

Quantum Algorithms Conquer a New Kind of Problem

In 1994, a mathematician figured out how to make a quantum computer do something that no ordinary classical computer could. The work revealed that, in principle, a machine based on the rules of quantum mechanics could efficiently break a large number into its prime factors — a task so difficult for a classical computer that it forms the basis for much of today’s internet security. A surge of optimism followed. Perhaps, researchers thought, we’ll be able to invent quantum algorithms that can solve a huge range of different problems. Quantum Algorithms Conquer a New Kind of Problem | Quanta Magazine

HPC Career Notes: July 2022 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high-performance computing community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Check in each month for an updated list and you may even come across someone you know, or better yet, yourself! NTT Research, Inc., a division of NTT, appointed Dr. Brent Waters as its director of the company’s cryptography and information security lab. Waters joined NTT Research in 2019 as a distinguished scientist. HPC Career Notes: July 2022 Edition (hpcwire.com)

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