Quantum computers: When magic happens and impossible becomes probable

The Microsoft Ignite conference, which took place in Chicago (USA) in the first week of May, clearly demonstrated how CEO Satya Nadella has changed Microsoft’s vision.

We got to see the real direction, the company is taking, with a focus on multi-device, intelligent Cloud and new business processes. However, something that really made me think of what disruption and innovation means, was the keynote session on Monday, May 4 at the end of the day. During the presentation, Harry Shum, EVP of Microsoft Research, showed us how its research team is targeting the long run. Quoting Bill Gates, Shum said that people tend to underestimate what they can do in one year, but largely underestimate what can be done in 10 years.

Here are the key points on which the Microsoft Research team is focusing right now:

The Big Data apocalypse: The fact that we have Big Data (44 zettabytes to be reached) does not mean that they make big sense. One way to create this “sense,” introduced by Microsoft, is data visualization. This approach allows the end users to search large amounts of data and work with them without complex operations, in a more friendly way. [...]


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