Why Qualcomm’s Potential Quantum AI Advantage Could Be Huge

Qualcomm made a major set of AI/5G announcementsthis week at a San Francisco media event, including the release of new smartphone processors with enhanced artificial intelligence potential and a server-based AI accelerator. But the most interesting thing that was said actually came at the end, when most folks appeared to have nodded off or moved on to do their email: In a lab in Amsterdam, Qualcomm is working on applying quantum field theory to deep-learning AI. This is an enormous potential game changer, and this is our topic for this week. E WEEK