By IQT News posted 14 Jan 2019

(Futurism) Michael Hartmann, a professor at Heriot-Watt University is leading a new research project aims to harness the power of quantum computers to build a new type of neural network that could usher in the next generation of artificial intelligence. “My colleagues and I instead hope to build the first dedicated neural network computer, using the latest ‘quantum’ technology rather than AI software,” says Hartmann. “By combining these two branches of computing, we hope to produce a breakthrough which leads to AI that operates at unprecedented speed, automatically making very complex decisions in a very short time.”
Hartmann believes that by combining AI and quantum computing that his team will be able to jump-start a new era in AI research that could manage extraordinarily complex problems like directing traffic flow for an entire city in real-time.

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