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Primeur weekly 2019-07-08

Quantum computing

Leading European institutions partner with IBM to accelerate joint research and educational opportunities in quantum computing ...

Puzzling on a quantum chessboard ...

Simulating quantum systems with neural networks ...

Quantum - widening the net ...

Sigma-i and D-Wave announce largest-ever quantum Cloud-access contract ...

Rigetti Computing awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum ...

Accenture awarded second U.S. patent for quantum computing ...

Generation and sampling of quantum states of light in a silicon chip ...

Quantum technology R&D programme between Ben-Gurion University, IDF and US Defense Departments announced ...

Focus on Europe

Spring 2019 edition of the e-IRG Magazine available ...

Middleware

NEC server software enables advanced and secure login to websites in compliance with FIDO2 ...

Hardware

'Tsunami' on a silicon chip: a world first for light waves ...

Applications

Atos and GENCI announce winners of Atos Joseph Fourier Award 2019 ...

Baidu named development partner on Intel Nervana Neural Network Processor for Training ...

Using artificial intelligence to better predict severe weather ...

Using machine learning models to better predict bladder cancer stages ...

A data-driven journey to the center of the earth ...

Building a brain ...

Researchers cast neural nets to simulate molecular motion ...

Theoretical physicists unveil one of the most ubiquitous and elusive concepts in chemistry ...

The Cloud

Atos expands strategic partnership with Google Cloud to enable Oracle database customers to benefit from Google Cloud Platform ...

SDSC's Sherlock division debuts Innovation Accelerator Platforms ...

Accenture awarded second U.S. patent for quantum computing

1 Jul 2019 New York - Accenture has been granted a US patent for a "quantum computing machine learning module" that trains artificial intelligence (AI) models to determine when and how computational tasks would be best handled by quantum computing versus classical computing methods, and route them to the appropriate option. In doing so, it could help organisations understand where quantum computing can have the most impact within their businesses, and when classical computing may still be the best option for a given task.

Accenture's new patent - U.S. Patent No. 10,275,721 - describes a solution to address the trade-off between the benefits of using quantum computing versus classical computing resources. By determining when and how to utilize the power of quantum computing, such a system can help perform computational tasks in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. Additionally, the module described has the ability to learn to prioritize certain tasks. As more advanced and efficient quantum and classical systems are introduced over time, the quantum computing machine learning module can adapt accordingly.

"Quantum computing has enormous potential, offering truly groundbreaking capabilities to rapidly solve businesses' most difficult computational challenges. And determining when to employ quantum - as opposed to, or in tandem with classical computing - is critical to realizing this potential", stated Marc Carrel-Billiard, senior managing director, Accenture Labs. "Our latest patent in this area reflects our ongoing commitment to explore ways to apply the best technologies at the right times for our clients to achieve better business outcomes."

This patent adds to Accenture's robust global intellectual property portfolio, including a patent that Accenture was awarded for a "multi-state quantum optimization engine" in 2018. It also builds on years of Accenture's quantum investments, partnerships and R&D efforts.

"Clients look to Accenture to help drive innovation in their organisations, and we are committed to embracing this opportunity at every turn", stated Athina Kanioura, Accenture's chief analytics officer and global head of Applied Intelligence. "Working to advance applications for AI has been a huge focus for our team, and quantum computing presents yet another avenue for how we can use AI to maximize value."

The patent for the quantum computing machine learning module was co-invented by several Accenture associates: Carl Dukatz, principal director in Accenture's quantum computing practice; Daniel Garrison, managing director at Accenture Digital; and Lascelles Forrester, managing director at Accenture Digital.
Source: Accenture

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-07-08

Quantum computing

Leading European institutions partner with IBM to accelerate joint research and educational opportunities in quantum computing ...

Puzzling on a quantum chessboard ...

Simulating quantum systems with neural networks ...

Quantum - widening the net ...

Sigma-i and D-Wave announce largest-ever quantum Cloud-access contract ...

Rigetti Computing awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum ...

Accenture awarded second U.S. patent for quantum computing ...

Generation and sampling of quantum states of light in a silicon chip ...

Quantum technology R&D programme between Ben-Gurion University, IDF and US Defense Departments announced ...

Focus on Europe

Spring 2019 edition of the e-IRG Magazine available ...

Middleware

NEC server software enables advanced and secure login to websites in compliance with FIDO2 ...

Hardware

'Tsunami' on a silicon chip: a world first for light waves ...

Applications

Atos and GENCI announce winners of Atos Joseph Fourier Award 2019 ...

Baidu named development partner on Intel Nervana Neural Network Processor for Training ...

Using artificial intelligence to better predict severe weather ...

Using machine learning models to better predict bladder cancer stages ...

A data-driven journey to the center of the earth ...

Building a brain ...

Researchers cast neural nets to simulate molecular motion ...

Theoretical physicists unveil one of the most ubiquitous and elusive concepts in chemistry ...

The Cloud

Atos expands strategic partnership with Google Cloud to enable Oracle database customers to benefit from Google Cloud Platform ...

SDSC's Sherlock division debuts Innovation Accelerator Platforms ...