(HPCWire) Massive Analytic, a London based artificial intelligence pioneer, and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK’s National Measurement Institute, have now completed their joint InnovateUK Analysis for Innovators project, the “Metrological comparison between a generalised N-dimensional classical and quantum point cloud”. The results of this project have opened avenues for both further R&D into quantum as well as ways to enhance Massive Analytic’s AI platforms.
The project set out to break new ground in quantum by proving that point clouds, created by fusing multi-modal sensor data, could be represented and processed on quantum computers as quantum point clouds. As a result of the project, teams at NPL and Massive Analytic have been successful in simulating transposing point cloud sensor data from an autonomous car onto quantum computers.
Ivan Rungger, senior research scientist at NPL said, “Autonomous cars and other advancing technologies rely on the fast acquisition and analysis of sensor data, combining visual data with information such as temperature or humidity distributions. Using Massive Analytic’s data, we have produced a new method to represent these multi-modal inputs as general point cloud data on quantum computers. Our method simulates how the data can be ported to near term noisy intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) computers – opening the doors for the commercialization of these technologies in future.”