RE: [sl4] D-Wave

From: Nicole C. Tedesco (
Date: Wed Dec 30 2009 - 07:36:02 MST

In the Google case D-Wave is probably an ultra-cold system that enjoys some
advantage from being ultra-cold and perhaps even takes advantage of Ising
glass dynamics in a way described originally by Daniel J. Amit ("Modeling
Brain Function: The World of Attractor Neural Networks"). That book, I
remember, was in my opinion one of the first to describe a coherent method
of taking advantage of quantum effects to obtain a real world computing
advantage (in this case, in the case of pattern recognition).

- Nicole

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of John K Clark
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 10:05 PM
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Subject: [sl4] D-Wave

I was very skeptical of D-waves claim to have made a working Quantum
Computer, it's still probably Bullshit but I'm no longer quite as
certain. It seems that Google has taken an interest in D-Wave through
their head of image recognition, Hartmut Neven. Neven started a image
recognition company called Neven Vision and about 3 years ago Google
bought the company. Either Neven and Google are not as smart as I
thought they were or D Wave is not a total scam after all.

 John K Clark

  John K Clark

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