D-Wave Two quantum computer selected for artificial intelligence initiative

System to be Installed at NASA's Ames Research Centre and operational in Q3.

May 16, 2013   by PLANT STAFF

BURNABY, BC — D-Wave Systems Inc. is installing its new 512-qubit quantum computer at the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, a collaboration among NASA, Google and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA).

The D-Wave Two, created by the Burnaby, BC-based computer science firm, will be used to advance machine learning and solve challenging computer science problems.

Installation has begun at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., and the system is to be available to researchers during the third quarter of the year.

Researchers at Google, NASA and USRA will use the D-Wave system to develop applications for a broad range of complex problems such as machine learning, web search, speech recognition, planning and scheduling, search for exoplanets, and support operations in mission control centres.


The system will also be available to the broader US academic community through USRA.

No financial details were released.

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