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28 Years and Running: IBM Awarded Most Patents in 2020 – a “Sharp Uptick” in AI

For the 28th year in a row, IBM copped more U.S. patents than any other company, 9,130 in all, including what the company said was a “sharp uptick” in AI-related patents. Patents were awarded to more than 9,000 IBM inventors in 46 U.S. states and 54 countries. IBM said that since 1920, Big Blue has […]

Cambridge Quantum Computing Appoints Oxford Professor Bob Coecke as Chief Scientist

Cambridge, UK, Jan. 6, 2021 – Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC), a global leader in quantum computing software and algorithms, has announced the appointment of Oxford University Professor Bob Coecke as its chief scientist. Coecke who has previously served as senior scientific advisor to CQC with a focus on developing a Quantum Natural Language Processing (QNLP) capability, […]

HPC Predictions 2021: Quantum Beyond Qubits, Rising Composable and Memory-Centric Tide, Neural Network Explosion and 5G’s Slow March

Annual technology predictions are like years: some are better than others. Nonetheless, many provide useful insight and serve as the basis for worthwhile discussion. Over the last few months we received a number of HPC and AI predictions for 2021, here are the most interesting and potentially valid. Let’s check in 12 months from now […]

Atos GPU-Accelerated Quantum System to the Irish Centre for High-End Computing

Dublin and Paris – 17 December 2020 – Atos today announces it will deliver its first GPU-accelerated Atos Quantum Learning Machine Enhanced (Atos QLM E), the world’s highest-performing commercially available quantum simulator, to the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC). The Atos QLM E will be integrated with the Irish national supercomputer ‘Kay’ and equipped with […]

Cambridge Quantum Computing Investing in Cybersecurity, Other Near-Term Quantum Solutions

Cambridge, UK, December 16, 2020 — Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC), a specialist in quantum software and quantum algorithms designed to leverage quantum hardware, today announced it will apply much of its recent fundraise on helping clients achieve near-term quantum solutions in their businesses. Last week the company announced a $45 million financing, the largest private investment ever announced […]

Cambridge Quantum Reports Progress toward ‘Meaning Aware’ NLP

UK-based Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC), a quantum software and algorithm specialist, today released researcher papers on its use of quantum computing to develop intuitive, “meaning-aware” natural language processing (QNLP).

A focal point of artificial intelligence inquiry, NLP that is contextual, that comprehends emotion, nuance, even humor, is NLP’s most advanced and challenging form.

UK Quantum Company Phasecraft Announces Seed Funding Round

London – 10 December 2020 – Quantum software company Phasecraft today closed what it said is a record seed round for a quantum computing company in the UK. Its new £3.7m in funding is led by VC firm LocalGlobe, along with Episode1 and previous investors. Phasecraft previously raised a £750,000 pre-seed round led by UCL […]

SMU Lands $1M for Quantum-related Cyber Research

Dallas – Southern Methodist University’s Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security has received more than $1 million in new research grants for quantum-related research from Anametric, Inc., an Austin-based company developing new technologies and devices for chip-scale quantum photonics with a focus on cybersecurity. SMU researchers Dr. Mitch Thornton and Dr. Duncan MacFarlane will use the grants to investigate new […]

IQM Quantum Raises €39M in Series A Funding

Espoo, Finland, 10th November 2020 – IQM Quantum Computers (IQM), a European builder of superconducting quantum computers, today announced that it has raised €39M in Series A funding, bringing the total amount of funding raised to date to €71M. MIG Fonds has led this round, with participation from all existing investors including Tesi, OpenOcean, Maki.vc, […]

ColdQuanta Raises $32M in Series A Funding

Boulder, Colorado – November 5, 2020 – ColdQuanta, the quantum atomics company, today announced it has raised $32M in Series A funding, with additional funding expected to close soon. The round was co-led by Global Frontier Investments and LCP Quantum Partners, with current investor Maverick Ventures and new investor Foundry Group also participating. The funding […]