Google researchers expect that quantum computers within a few years will fuel advancements in fields such as artificial intelligence, materials science and chemistry. Photo: Reuters

Google achieves ‘quantum supremacy’ with new supercomputer, but rivals are sceptical

  • The quantum computer solved a complex problem in minutes that would have taken even the most powerful computer on Earth 10,000 years to crack
Topic |   Google

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Google researchers expect that quantum computers within a few years will fuel advancements in fields such as artificial intelligence, materials science and chemistry. Photo: Reuters
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China Electronics Technology Group Corporation is a major defence contractor. Photo: Dickson Lee

China’s tech rise poses security and human rights dilemma for Australian universities

  • Australian universities face an uncomfortable choice in working with China’s world-leading researchers on facial recognition and artificial intelligence
  • Collaborate, and be accused of helping Beijing to violate human rights; or disengage, and lose both funding and competitiveness
Topic |   China-Australia relations

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China Electronics Technology Group Corporation is a major defence contractor. Photo: Dickson Lee
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