ITS America has set up a Smart Infrastructure Task Force to discuss deploying new technology for safer transportation of people and goods. The task force will be led by Tina Quigley, general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.
Oreo is hoping to entice consumers with its new augmented reality game, "The Great Oreo Cookie Quest." As with "Pokemon Go," the game uses object recognition technology to lead players on a mobile scavenger hunt to collect points, which they can enter to win a trip to Africa or California.
HP will now provide support for Apple iOS and macOS devices under its device-as-a-service program. Companies "can pay a monthly fee and offload much of the deployment and management of devices to a third party," IDC's Tom Mainelli said.
Juniper Networks released a series of new products designed to help users switch to multicloud computing. Companies will likely migrate core functional areas such as systems management and business applications to the cloud within the next three years, per a PwC survey.
QuTech, a research group associated with Intel, reports it was able to develop a spin-based quantum computer with two quantum bits on a single microchip. Meanwhile, physicists at Princeton University say they paired photons to electron spins, an advance that may help in creating larger quantum computers.
Researchers are making progress in advancing machine learning and neuromorphic computing. "The most significant advances in machine learning in recent years have come from hardware improvements," writes Katherine Derbyshire.
MIT researchers have crafted a neural network processor that has an up to 95% overall power decrease. This advance will enable calculations for artificial intelligence and machine learning on a single system-on-a-chip device, rather than using cloud-based servers to perform the calculations.