• High Throughput Computing in the Service of Scientific Discovery
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    High Throughput Computing in the Service of Scientific Discovery

    >>It is an honor to have Professor Miron Livny with us here. He is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and he’s going to talk about High Throughput Computing in the Service of Scientific Discovery. I think that you take it from there.>>Yeah. Thank you. It’s a short, but so far pleasurable visit here, and I must admit that I was not aware until this morning that I am scheduled to give a talk here. I thought it would be just a visit. So I am recycling the talk that I gave at ISS earlier this week, but I strongly encourage you to guide me through…

  • Quantum Computing and Workforce, Curriculum, and Application Development:  Case study
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    Quantum Computing and Workforce, Curriculum, and Application Development: Case study

    >>So let’s get started. Welcome back, everyone. Clearly, I’m not Christa and Christa should really give that presentation because it was her who gave the quantum computing class at U-Dub early this year, in winter term 2019, which was when we went out publicly and we taught a new group of students the future workforce for quantum computing. Taught them quantum algorithms, taught them how to use Q Sharp to actually express quantum algorithms. I want to give you an overview of that class. It includes the contents. I will also show you a little bit what the technical parts were, also the feedback that we heard from the students.…

  • Panel: Computing Innovation and Diversity of Thought
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    Panel: Computing Innovation and Diversity of Thought

    >>Please welcome, Director of Data Science Microsoft Research, Vani Mandava.>>Hello everyone, and welcome to these last two sessions of Faculty Summit 2018. So in 2017, 57% of professional occupations in the United States were held by women. Yet, only 17% of Fortune 500 CIOs positions were held by women. In computing specifically, only 26% of jobs were held by women. The numbers are even lower for under-represented groups Black and Hispanic men for example, hold only nine percent of computing jobs, and the numbers for black and Hispanic women are an abysmal four percent. As a result, the technical products and services that we use today had been created by…

  • Social Computing for Social Good in Low-Resource Environments
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    Social Computing for Social Good in Low-Resource Environments

    [MUSIC]>>I think a lot of you already know Aditya, but he is a PhD candidate in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Washington, and he spent a lot of time at Microsoft Research, Bangalore as one of their associate researchers. Is that what they call it there? Assistant researcher?>>Assistant researcher.>>Assistant researcher. So that’s where a pre-PhD program where you spend a couple of years doing research at the lab. So Aditya’s work in particular focuses on computing in low-resource environments such as India, and his work has been recognized with Facebook fellowship and with Best Paper Awards at CHI and ASSETS, and of course, its also…

  • Cars, Computing and the Future of Work: Specific topics of mutual interest
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    Cars, Computing and the Future of Work: Specific topics of mutual interest

    >>We’re going to get started because it’s 01:05, so we’re just a little bit late, and we’ll just wait for people to come in. Let’s try and make sure we are mindful of people’s time. So maybe all of you can sit down while we get started. So actually Ed is going to make just a quick announcement about what the plans are for the boards and stuff.>>Oh sure. So we got a lot of questions about this, so let’s just take one second and give it up for Leah and Joe, who do an awesome job. They are so busy they won’t even turn and look. We’re getting a…

  • Quantum Computing and Workforce, Curriculum, and Application Development: Open Resources
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    Quantum Computing and Workforce, Curriculum, and Application Development: Open Resources

    >>So welcome back everybody, is my great pleasure today to be talking about Q Sharp or software effort in general. This announcement that we had a while back, and that last week officially we went open source. So all of our software in the QDK is now available online on GitHub in its entirety. We’ve heard plenty before about applications and what you could potentially want to do with quantum computing. So by now we hopefully have some ideas and some inspiration on the problems we might want to tackle at this point. But the question is how do we get there? These are all huge challenging problems. We all…

  • Quantum Computing and Workforce, Curriculum, and Application Development:  An overview
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    Quantum Computing and Workforce, Curriculum, and Application Development: An overview

    >>Okay. Why don’t we start? Morning. My name is Jeongwan Haah from Microsoft Quantum Team. I’m one of the researchers in the team and I’m going to give you a brief overview of what quantum computing is, what is it and why we do it, and how we do it. First, we would like to understand what quantum computing is. Computing in general means that it is to manage and process and communicate information for various purposes. I don’t want to define what information is. I just rely on your intuition. So let me give you what one of the first general purpose computer looked like. It is an ENIAC…

  • Intelligent cloud computing lifts villages out of water poverty
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    Intelligent cloud computing lifts villages out of water poverty

    >>:: I grew up in rural parts of Kenya, which have quite high rates of poverty. In our family, we used to get on our bicycles, each of us carrying three jugs, like three or four people, me, my uncles and my cousins. We would travel, like, 20 kilometers on a bicycle that day to go look for water.>>:: Four out of five people in the world don’t have access to safe drinking water live in rural areas. This situation is particularly compounded in Africa where hand pumps and rural water supplies often fail. And one of the newest technologies that’s now emerged in terms of mobile solutions and cloud-based…

  • A Conversation with Bill Gates Hosted by Eric Horvitz
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    A Conversation with Bill Gates Hosted by Eric Horvitz

    Well, it’s been a fun and engaging first day of the Faculty Summit. It’s been great enjoying this year’s theme titled “Future of Work,” but all the subtitles that go along with that. And, of course, like all of our Faculty Summits, we take a theme and we also hang many different topics on it, including ones that might not seem exactly aligned with the “Future of Work,” like we’ve done interesting briefings on machine learning and human computer interaction, the intersection of AI and ACI and so on. But the “Future of Work” brings together such a rich intersection of topics — AI, HCI, psychology, human factors, social systems,…

  • Quantum Computing and Workforce, Curriculum, and Application Development: Overview and access
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    Quantum Computing and Workforce, Curriculum, and Application Development: Overview and access

    >>Hello. My name is Mariia. Today, I will tell you about some really great tools that we created to help people learn quantum computing. So earlier today, you heard a lot about quantum computing, and you have to admit that it’s a very exciting topic. There is also this idea of being able to solve the problems that are impossible to solve now. So this means that, there are a lot of people there who really want to learn quantum computing. What can we do to teach them to help them learn? As a first step towards teaching people, is creating materials that they can use to learn themselves on…