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[Episodio registrato prima della publicazione del suo libro sull’IA, Active Imagination, The Only AI Human Antidote]

Marco Terribile, our colleague at CETIF Advisory in the role of Team Leader and Consulting Manager in AI/Data Analytics, is an engineer with a marked humanistic interest. He shared with us his many reflections on the evolution of AI, our relationship with it and its ethical and practical implications.

Thanks to his experience and curiosity, we were able to discuss a wide range of topics: generative AI, human and AI-generated creativity, our relationship with artificial intelligence (collaboration or cannibalization?) and the possible technological singularity, as well as the links between AI and quantum computing. We also touched on topics related to science fiction, philosophy, and other issues related to physics and reality, such as simulation theory.

Overall, this conversation was a real immersion into the AI universe. It has given us a deep look into the implications and innovations of AI, challenging our minds and challenging our beliefs. It doesn't matter if you're already an AI expert or new to this field, this podcast episode will give you new perspectives and a deeper understanding of this fascinating and complex topic.

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Quantum computing, where are we?

In 2023, the field of quantum computing is evolving with significant advances in both fundamental research and the development of practical applications. Here is a summary of the situation:

Research and development

  • Spin wave manipulation: Physicists have demonstrated the ability to control spin waves on chips using superconductors, potentially offering new ways to build quantum computers.
  • Improved semiconductor materials: A new class of supermic semiconductors has been discovered that promises greater efficiency and speed, potentially improving the creation and management of qubits.
  • Quasiparticles in ultracold gas: Scientists have observed quasiparticles in ultracold quantum gases, helping to better understand complex processes in solids.
  • Silicon carbide acoustic resonators: Systems have been developed to measure the stability and quality of acoustic resonators, which could be used in quantum technology.

Practical applications

  • Encryption: there have been significant experiments in using quantum algorithms to improve communications security.
  • Machine learning: The application of quantum computers to handle the computational load of machine learning is being explored, although the widespread practice may require further development.
  • Scientific simulations: In science, quantum computers are used to more precisely simulate complex molecular systems, which could lead to breakthroughs in materials and pharmaceuticals.
  • Graphene and quantum computing: Although there are challenges, graphene is being explored as a promising material for improving the accuracy and efficiency of qubits in quantum computers.

Estimation for revolutionary applications

Estimates for when the first truly revolutionary applications of quantum computing will become widespread vary. Many experts believe that we are still in a period of “narrow quantum supremacy,” where quantum computers outperform classical computers in specific, highly specialized tasks. However, the horizon for broader and more revolutionary applications may still require a decade or more of research, development and commercialization.

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About Marco Terribile:

Marco Terribile is an engineer and strategic innovation consultant with over 25 years of experience in leading global companies. Among his various successes and achievements, we can mention his passion for cutting-edge technologies that led him to develop ActivateImagination, a unique framework to help entrepreneurs and professionals navigate the revolution in the world of work driven by generative artificial intelligence.

Marco has successfully collaborated with leading international companies such as Andersen Consulting/Accenture, Otis, Sun Microsystems and Capgemini, helping to revive struggling digital transformation projects and creating innovative solutions to integrate AI into business processes.

Today he brings his profound knowledge and experience in designing paths of change and innovation to CETIF Advisory. His vision of the future, fueled by frontier technologies such as AI, simulations and science fiction, will be an invaluable guide as we explore together fascinating topics such as the singularity of artificial intelligence and the implications of simulations on reality.

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Il libro di Marco:

Active Imagination, The Only AI Human Antidote

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