Futurist keynote, London: The Future of Capital Markets, Accenture Capital Markets Summit

Futurist keynote, London: The Future of Capital Markets, Accenture Capital Markets Summit

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Investments and the capital markets, arguably, sit at the heart of our capitalist society, but they, and the industries they rely on to find Alpha, are starting to change at a faster rate than at any point in their illustrious history and it’s sending shockwaves...

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Scientists have created the coldest object in the Universe

Scientists have created the coldest object in the Universe

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Scientists have chilled a complex object to almost absolute zero and it could herald breakthroughs in sensor technology, quantum computing and… yes, even teleportation.   Nothing can be chilled below absolute zero, or −273.15°C, because at this temperature all molecular motion stops completely. Per Heisenberg’s uncertainty...

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Banks are using mind reading technology to interview graduates

Banks are using mind reading technology to interview graduates

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Every business is becoming a technology business and nowhere is that truer than in the financial services industry, now as banks try to compete with start ups and established technology companies for tech talent they could find themselves getting into warm water…   Want to...

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Scientists fry ions with microwaves to build highly scalable quantum computers

Scientists fry ions with microwaves to build highly scalable quantum computers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The more Qubits a quantum computer can run the more powerful it becomes, this breakthrough could give researchers a new way to create ultra powerful, highly scalable systems in an affordable, simple way   Physicists from the University of Sussex, a member of the UK’s...

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Microsoft enters the race to build a viable quantum computer

Microsoft enters the race to build a viable quantum computer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum computers are millions of times more powerful than todays traditional computers, if they can be developed and bought into the mainstream humanity will see major innovation breakthroughs across the board, from drug discovery to space travel.   Microsoft, who earlier last year release a...

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Super molecules help researchers create stable Qubits for Quantum computers

Super molecules help researchers create stable Qubits for Quantum computers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Stable Qubits will help people store and manipulate information that can then be processed millions of times faster by Quantum Computers.   Researchers from the University of Manchester have taken a significant step closer to demonstrate that it is possible to create miniscule – but...

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Artificial atom breakthrough to usher in era of secure communications

Artificial atom breakthrough to usher in era of secure communications

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By 2031 Quantum computing will be able to crack most of today’s most commonly used encryption systems, Quantum Key Distribution will provide organisations and governments with a way to communicate that is immune from attacks and eavesdropping.   From credit card numbers to bank account...

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Encryption’s arch nemesis is a ticking quantum time bomb

Encryption’s arch nemesis is a ticking quantum time bomb

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Encryption is the primary tool that organisations and governments use to keep data safe and secure, when Quantum computers become more wide spread criminals, hackers and state sponsored actors will be able to use them to decrypt data and render most encryption algorithms obsolete.  ...

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Google AIs learnt how to encrypt their communications to stop people spying on them

Google AIs learnt how to encrypt their communications to stop people spying on them

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Artificial intelligence is being embedded into every device and service, AIs that can dynamically encrypt their own communications could help to increase the security of those services exponentially.   If you were worried about the news that AIs are already building other AIs then the...

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Scientists slam carbon out of diamonds to create the first quantum computing bridge

Scientists slam carbon out of diamonds to create the first quantum computing bridge

WHY THIS MATTERS New breakthrough paves the way for the first practical quantum computers.   Quantum computers are a reality but unlike the first traditional computers, which were large enough to fill a room, most of today’s quantum computers are very small with one, five, or even 16 qubits at their...

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D-Wave readies a 2,000 qubit quantum computer for 2017 launch

D-Wave readies a 2,000 qubit quantum computer for 2017 launch

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF D-Wave doubles the qubits and boosts previous models performance by 1,000 fold.   Forget logic based servers D-Wave Systems, the controversial quantum computing pioneer, will start shipping a quantum computer with 2,000 qubits – twice the size of its current 1,000 qubit D-Wave 2X in 2017. And, seven...

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Quantum computing Rose’s Law is Moore’s Law on steroids

Quantum computing Rose’s Law is Moore’s Law on steroids

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Rose’s Law for Quantum Computing highlights the new platforms sheer power to solve humanity’s and society’s most complex problems on, and off, Earth.   When Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director of the investment firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DJF) first met Geordie Rose, now CTO and former CEO of...

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China launches worlds first unhackable Quantum communications satellite

China launches worlds first unhackable Quantum communications satellite

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF China recently launched the world’s first quantum satellite, heralding in a new era of ultra-secure communications.   “The satellite is designed to establish ultra-secure quantum communications by transmitting uncrackable keys from space to the ground,” Xinhua, China’s state news agency, wrote after the equipment was...

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Scientists have built the worlds first re-programmable Quantum computer

Scientists have built the worlds first re-programmable Quantum computer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to re-program quantum computers, in the same way we can re-program today’s computers will mean companies don’t have to spent huge amounts of money developing special quantum algorithms.   Scientists have created the first programmable and reprogrammable quantum computer, according to a new...

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Worlds smallest molecular transistor reboots Moore’s Law

Worlds smallest molecular transistor reboots Moore’s Law

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Scientists have demonstrated a new 0.167nm transistor.   It’s no secret that companies like Intel have been finding it increasingly difficult and, perhaps more pertinently, costly to keep pace with the expectations of Moore’s Law so it came as no surprise when in early 2016 a consortium...

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Google’s new quantum computer is 100 million times faster than your PC

Google’s new quantum computer is 100 million times faster than your PC

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Googles D-Wave quantum computer breaks the speed barrier and leaves everything else in its dust.   Google announced a breakthrough in the field of Quantum computing on Wednesday. The company thinks it’s found a quantum algorithm that solves problems 100 million times faster than conventional processes. If...

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