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๐Ÿ‘‰ Issue #23 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] NTT DATA: Quantum Computing Boosts Genome Assembly. NTT DATA has concluded a project that utilized quantum computing to optimize genome assembly processes. This marks a significant step in employing this technology in the Healthcare and Life Sciences sectors.


โ–ถ [๐๐ฎ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ] U.S. Department of Energy explores electric grid optimization using quantum computing.


๐Ÿค– [๐€๐ˆ] AI Companies Turning to Synthetic Data to Train Advanced Models. AI companies like Microsoft, OpenAI, and Cohere are using synthetic dataโ€”computer-generated informationโ€”to train large language models (LLMs) as human-made data reaches its limits. AI models are increasingly requiring more sophisticated and unique data sets to improve their performance. These are costly if human-made or proprietary. Synthetic data generated by AI models bypasses this expensive requirement.


โ–ถ [๐€๐ˆ] Llama 2: an incredible open LLM.


โ›“ [๐๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค๐œ๐ก๐š๐ข๐ง] UN's World Food Programme Leverages Blockchain for Efficient Aid Delivery. The World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations has utilized a blockchain network called Building Blocks to deliver aid.


โ–ถ [๐‚๐๐ƒ๐‚] Bank of Korea expands CBDC research.


๐Ÿ’ป [๐Œ๐ž๐ญ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž] Metaverse Startup Futureverse Raises $54 Million.


โ–ถ [๐ˆ๐จ๐“] Verizon Business Launches Global IoT Platform with Roaming Capabilities. Verizon Business has introduced a global wireless Internet of Things (IoT) platform named Verizon Global IoT Orchestration. Customers will be able to manage multinational eSIM connectivity in the US, Canada, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.


โ–ถ [๐Ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก] Cloud Service, Semiconductor, and System Providers Unite to Form Ultra Ethernet Consortium. Tech giants including Meta, AMD, Cisco, Microsoft, Intel, and Atos have come together to form the Ultra Ethernet Consortium (UEC), aiming to develop ethernet networks optimized for high-performance artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC).

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