A QUANTUM LEAP
Jack Hidary is a world leading authority on Quantum and AI, as Chief Scientist at Googles moonshot factory AlphabetX and author of “Quantum Computing an Applied Approach”. At Sime he will take us behind the scenes and give a glimpse of what Quantum might bring to humanity.
Google just took a quantum leap, claiming to have reached “quantum supremacy”, which implies solving a problem in 200 seconds that earlier took 10 000 years. Quantum is a revolution in computing which promises breakthroughs in a variety of fields like drug discovery, cryptography, communications and many other areas.
We are thrilled that Jack Hidary, lead research scientist for AI and Quantum at Google’s moonshot factory AlphabetX is joining Sime as a keynote speaker. Jack is one of the world’s leading authorities on the topic, and a recent author of “Quantum Computing, an applied approach”. At Sime he will take us behind the scenes and give a glimpse of what Quantum might bring to humanity.
Jack is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, researcher and former politician. He started his career studying philosophy, neuroscience and the use of AI and neural networks at Columbia University. After that he established EarthWeb in 1995, a company dedicated to the needs of tech professionals. In the public sector he has served as a board member of Trickle Up which helps entrepreneurs start small businesses. He established the Hidary Foundation to focus on medical research. Jack is also the co-founder and Chairman of Samba Energy, that integrates and implements clean tech solutions for enterprise customers.
Jack has a deep fascination for “tech moonshots”; when we set up goals that might seem impossible, but manage to reach them with innovation and human collaboration – a process that he sees getting more democratized with the emergence of new technology.He did several TED Talks and frequently appears on Bloomberg TV, Fox Business and CNBC to comment on tech trends.