Google, in a new research paper, claims to have built a quantum computer that can handle a calculation in under four minutes that the world’s fastest supercomputer would need 10,000 years to perform. This could accelerate the pace of AI development, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told MIT Technology Review. He compared the finding to the Wright brothers’ first flight, which didn’t last long but...
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Ban It, Divest It or Regulate It? Washington Looks for an Answer to TikTok
Hi, welcome to your Weekend!Interesting dinner table discussion this week: My 13-year-old daughter, hearing about Nancy Scola’s cover story on TikTok’s war in Washington, offered her prediction for what would happen if the U.S. took the drastic step of banning the app.“Every teenager in America would refuse to come out of their rooms,” she said. “They’d be so mad. They just wouldn’t go out...
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