Quantum computing is not just coming, it’s
actually here. There are quantum computers shipping right now in very small numbers.
Quantum Computing is a different system than the classical computing we’re all used to.
You know that the computers we’re accustomed to have bits and the bit can either store
a 1 or a 0, an on or an off. Quantum computers on the other hand operate with qubits, and
can be simultaneously a 1 and a 0 at the same time. Quantum computing is anything but intuitive.
There is a position that the human brain and our intelligence and even consciousness itself
is a quantum process. If this is the case, then as we rocket towards a future of quantum
computing we may find that this is our path to general intelligence and machine consciousness.
If you’re interested in artificial intelligence visit GigaOM.com or check out my new book
“The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity”.