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๐Ÿ‘‰ Issue #21 of QX Snapshots is out !

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๐ŸŽ† [๐๐ฎ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ] HSBC Becomes First Bank to Join the UKโ€™s Quantum Secure Metro Network. HSBC has partnered with BT and Toshiba to trial Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) technology in an effort to enhance its cybersecurity operations against future threats.

โ–ถ [๐๐ฎ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ] Google Quantum Computer Is '47 Years' Faster Than #1 Supercomputer ?

๐Ÿค– [๐€๐ˆ] Law Firms Are Recruiting More AI Experts. Data scientists, software engineers among roles being sought. As the generative AI revolution surges, law firms are increasingly recruiting experts in artificial intelligence to enhance their services, a trend that began about six months ago.

โ–ถ [๐€๐ˆ] OpenAI makes GPT-4 generally available and introduces Superalignment.

โ›“ [๐๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค๐œ๐ก๐š๐ข๐ง] DLT Facilitating Wholesale Digital Asset Settlement. The New York Innovation Center (NYIC), in conjunction with U.S. financial services sector members, tested the concept of a regulated liability network (RLN), a payment infrastructure supporting regulated digital assets exchange and settlement using distributed ledger technology (DLT).

โ–ถ [๐‚๐๐ƒ๐‚] Bank of England taps self-sovereign ID platform Nuggets for its potential โ€˜Britcoinโ€™ retail central bank digital currency.

๐Ÿ’ป [๐Œ๐ž๐ญ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž] European Commission's Delayed Metaverse Strategy. The European Commission's metaverse strategy, due for release next week, has been delayed and is anticipated to lack concrete legislative measures. However, it is expected to set the policy agenda for handling issues related to property rights, technological standards, and privacy in the virtual worlds. Although not a formal bill, the strategy may point towards more decisive action in the future, similar to the 2018 Artificial Intelligence strategy that led to an AI bill in 2021.

โ–ถ [๐Ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก] China signals key 6G role but standards decoupling threat remains. Chinese telecom operators and vendors are laying out plans to lead in setting 6G cellular standards. China Mobile aims to push ahead with 6G R&D, and the company started its 6G public experimental verification platform, providing an open, scenario-based R&D testing environment for partners.


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