Technology Talk: ‘State of the Union’
THURSDAY, JULY 27
“State of the Union: Quantum Computing” with Stephanie Simmons
The “State of the Union” is an address to the current state of technology and how it affects our lives, while ultimately asking “what is our progress towards the singularity?” In what state is our relationship with technology leading towards unity?
Join fellow members for monthly unique tech-focused events, from panel discussions to workshops, featuring the latest in innovation and futurist thinking.
$35. per person.
Members & guests. Includes canapé reception. Chit bar available
5:30 p.m. Reception in the Georgian Room
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Discussion
By Reservation 604 685 9321
SILICON QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY, SFU
Since the 1960s, technological advances have enabled silicon transistors to keep shrinking, causing computational capability to grow exponentially. However, transistors cannot shrink much further; they are already so small that the laws of quantum mechanics begin to impair their performance. Fortunately, quantum mechanical behaviour also opens amazing new possibilities for computation. A well-developed theory for a radically new Quantum Information Technology proves that computers that rely fundamentally on quantum mechanics can potentially solve many important computational problems that will remain forever intractable using conventional computers. This will impact fields as diverse as drug development, design and discovery of new materials, machine learning, and cryptography.