The Quantum Mechanics That Power Google Glass

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Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Ayata CEO Atanu Basu and D-Wave Systems CEO Vern Brownell explain prescriptive analytics on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg)


You have to learn a whole new lexicon to understand the stuff, don't you?

Yes, and it's a good thing.

Tell us about what your company does.

Apache, one of the biggest oil drilling companies, they have been using your technology.

We invented a technology that takes into account not only numbers, but images, videos, sounds, text, and puts them all together to forecast what lies ahead and tell you how to take advantage of what lies ahead.

The big data is usually unstructured.

You organize it and then you create sense out of it all.

Yes, to improve the future.

To improve the future.

To improve the future, really?

You will be able to tell the future by being able to parse all of this data?

The analytics will be of extreme importance.

We have built something that is well-suited for a data analytics.

It is a branch of artificial intelligence that has become popular now and it is really kind of training software and algorithms to be able to recognize patterns.

You and i by hand coding or hand programming -- or hand programming could not recognize.

Is this one of those things where the software ends up learning from itself and it takes over?

How do you manage it?

I do not believe that machines will take over the world, but certainly there is a need for applications that require more and more computing power, like big data analytics.

Look at all of the data like genomic sequencing and all of the other data from around the world.

It is hard for humans to draw inferences from that themselves, or even to write coding.

You have to teach the computers to understand that.

That is what machine learning is all about.

You have been doing it with google glass.

That is a great example.

Google glass has a user interface.

Art of that is actually a blink or a wink.

It has to tell the difference between a blink or a wink.

The way google train that together in our algorithm is to show what a lot of links and a lot of winks and to show the difference between a blink and a wink.

If you sat down to try to code that your self as a programmer, that would be hard to do.

What is the difference between a blink and a wink?

But to do it through training data, they were able to generate the most effective our rhythm for that.

And google has used our out rhythm that we coated with them to develop a blink detector that is most efficient, that uses very little power.

You have a limited hourly life -- a limited battery life in the glasses themselves.

Talk about your work with dell and the efficiency of this data changing the way customer service works.

As a customer, when you call, you want your problem solved.

Hopefully, we are satisfied that you will buy from us again.

The paradigm is to predict customer satisfaction, to predict customer loyalty.

Preferably to make customers not have a problem.

To preempt issues before they come issues -- before they become issues.

How do you do that yeah cap -- how do you do that?

You look at other things they have bought, other issues they have had.

You bring all of that together.

It is not just one piece of data, but being able to connect it.

But also, from an experiential level.

You talk about this idea of making a phone call or an e- mail, but you are saying that you can do that before it even happens.

You can.

One of the examples you brought up is in the oilfield.

You can take a camera recording the oil and water coming out and know how much of it is oil, how much is water, and how much is gas.

You know what to do about it to get it out more safely.

You are building a new facility in canada.

Tell us about it.

We just completed the new facility.

We have a very large laboratory with six of our own internal systems are we are doing development of our next- generation chips.

40,000 square feet in british columbia.


Why did you choose to go there?

The majority of the team comes from there.

We are headquartered there.

But we are growing a large presence in the states.

We just open an office in palo alto.

We are extending pretty dramatically into the states.

Do you want one of these quantum computers?

That would be a match move -- and match made in heaven.

They are moving from the hardware side and we are moving from the software side.

Do you think you could make him a deal?

We were talking about that earlier.

What categorizes a quantum computer?

Quantum command -- quantum mechanics have these spooky characteristics of scalability.

We have these things called qbit that could be zero or one, but also in the position of zero and one at the same time.

Our mind is not used to taking of something that could be in two states at one time.

It allows the computer to

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