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There’s now proof that quantum computers can outperform classical machines

The hype around quantum computing is real. But to fully realize the promise of quantum computing, it’ll still take a few years of research and scientific breakthroughs. And indeed, it still remains to be seen if quantum computers will ever live up to the hype. Today, though, we got mathematical proof

IBM bans workers from using all removable storage devices, like USB sticks

The fear of "leaks" is spreading. IBM reportedly won't let its employees use any removable storage devices, like USB drives, SD cards, and flash drives. According to The Register, the company informed employees of the change in written advisory, stating that the new policy was to avoid leaks and security breaches. SEE

Photo Algorithms ID White Men FineBlack Women, Not So Much

Facial recognition is becoming more pervasive in consumer products and law enforcement, backed by increasingly powerful machine-learning technology. But a test of commercial facial-analysis services from IBM and Microsoft raises concerns that the systems scrutinizing our features are significantly less accurate for people with black skin.Researchers tested features of Microsoft

IBMs year-over-year revenue didnt decline in the last quarter

Here’s a surprise: After 22 quarters of consecutive year-over-year revenue declines, IBM today reported that its revenue increased from Q4 2016 to Q4 2017. The company reported revenue of $22.5 billion for the last quarter, up from $21.77 billion a year ago. Earnings per share came in at $5.18. Analysts

IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit

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