Source: Will advances in quantum computing affect internet security? [Guardian - John Naughton, 09/28/2019]
omething intriguing happened last week. A paper about quantum computing by a Google researcher making a startling claim appeared on a Nasa website – and then disappeared shortly afterwards. Conspiracy theorists immediately suspected that something sinister involving the National Security Agency was afoot. Spiritualists thought that it confirmed what they’ve always suspected about quantum phenomena.
Source: Why a 'genius' scientist thinks our consciousness originates at the quantum level [Big Think - Paul Ratner, 01/16/2018]
Max Tegmark: I define intelligence as how good something is at accomplishing complex goals. So let’s unpack that a little bit. First of all, it’s a spectrum of abilities since there are many different goals you can have, so it makes no sense to quantify something’s intelligence by just one number like an IQ.
Source: Quantum Computing Progress Will Speed Up Thanks to Open Sourcing [Singularity Hub - Mark Jackson, 01/28/2017]
In the quest for ever more powerful computers, researchers are beginning to build quantum computers-machines that exploit the strange properties of physics on the smallest of scales. The field has been making progress in recent years, and quantum computing company D-Wave is one of the pioneers.
Source: Quantum Computers Could Crush Today’s Top Encryption in 15 Years [Singularity Hub - Edd Gent, 11/24/2016]
Quantum computers could bring about a quantum leap in processing power, with countless benefits for fields like data science and AI. But there’s also a dark side: this extra power will make it simple to crack the encryption keeping everything from our emails to our online banking secure.
Source: D-Wave Claims Leap in Quantum Computing, Researchers Skeptical [Bloomberg - Jeremy Kahn, 10/19/2016]
Source: The quantum clock is ticking on encryption – and your data is under threat [Wired - Nicole Kobie, 10/04/2016]
WIRED Security is a new one-day event from WIRED, curated to explore, explain and predict new trends, threats, and defences in cyber security. To find out more and to book tickets, click here. A time bomb is ticking – but the numbers keep changing, flipping from enough minutes to save the day but not enough time to escape with your own skin.