Search giant Google is also known for its experimenting attitude. It keeps on exploring new innovations to expand its reach in the tech world.
Going beyond autonomous devices, software, self-driving cars, robots and Wi-Fi balloons, the tech company has now shown its interest in artificial intelligence technologies.
Google is all set to launch a new research project to develop quantum information processors in a bid to expand the artificial intelligence technologies.
The announcement in this regard was made of the Google’s research blog company’s director of engineering Hartmut Neven.
The research team under the leadership of physicist John Martinis, from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), will carry extensive study in the field of artificial intelligence so as to develop efficient quantum information processors.
These processors will be based on superconducting electronics.
The new research team will be hosted by the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab which is a joint effort of Google, the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and NASA’s Ames Research Center.
“With an integrated hardware group the Quantum AI team will now be able to implement and test new designs for quantum optimization and inference processors that will be based on recent theoretical insights and our learnings from the D-Wave quantum annealing architecture,” Neven said.
Neven expressed confidence in developing the desired processor in the field of artificial intelligence, saying UCSB researchers under the guidance of Martinis have done many revolutionary works in constructing superconducting quantum electronic components.
Martinis has been honored with the London Prize recently for his ‘pioneering advances in quantum control and quantum information processing’, the Google executive added.