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Sunday, April 22, 2018

An AI that Makes Road Maps from Aerial Images

IMAGE IMAGE: THIS IS THE ROADTRACER MAP PROCESS. view more CREDIT: MIT CSAIL Map apps may have changed our world, but they still haven't mapped all of it yet. In particular, mapping roads can be tedious: even after taking aerial images, companies like Google still have to spend many hours manually tracing out roads. As a result, they haven't yet gotten around to mapping the vast majority of the more than 20 million miles of roads across the globe.


Plan for Quantum Supremacy

Things are getting real for researchers in the UC Santa Barbara John Martinis/Google group. They are making good on their intentions to declare supremacy in a tight global race to build the first quantum machine to outperform the world's best classical supercomputers.



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