Quantum Bayesian Networks

May 23, 2013

Déjà Vu???

Filed under: Uncategorized — rrtucci @ 1:36 pm

“The way I thought about it was that we’d have succeeded if: (a) someone bought one for more than $10M; (b) it was clearly using quantum mechanics to do its thing; and (c) it was better at something than any other option available. Now all of these have been accomplished, and the original objectives that we’d set for ourselves have all been met.” (Geordie Rose, 2013, source)

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While D-Wave investor Steve Jurvetson predicts that D-Wave’s computers will soon run “faster than the universe”, in a different planet, Scott Aaronson and Greg Kuperberg claim D-wave’s computers show no speedups and are “worth $0”. Luckily for D-Wave, the public will never read 300++ blog comments. I confess I have no life, so I’ve read most of them.

We’ll soon find out who’s right, probably in less than a year’s time.

Personally, my opinion on the matter is very bland and boring. I believe that in the future, gate model QCs will outshine D-wave’s QCs (because they allow better error correction), but for now we can learn some interesting physics and engineering from D-wave’s QCs.

(Prediction is very hard, especially about the future – Yogi Berra)

3 Comments »

  1. I hope Jurvetson manages to flip that baby before word gets out it can be beat by a Tesla. I’m guessing D-wave gets acquired by Yahoo before the year ends, you heard it here first!

    Comment by Max Born — May 23, 2013 @ 4:58 pm

  2. Max, I predict that if D-Wave gets acquired by Yahoo, then Marissa Mayer will redecorate D-Wave headquarters and buy an app from Lily Aaronson by the time Lily reaches age 6 for a cool 1 billion dollars. That would finally quiet Scott’s criticism of D-Wave.

    Comment by rrtucci — May 23, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

  3. […] Update 4: The award for the funniest photo commentary on this imbroglio goes to Robert Tucci. […]

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