Tiernan Ray

Contributing Writer

Tiernan Ray has been covering technology and business for over 24 years. He was most recently technology editor for Barron's where he wrote daily market coverage for the Tech Trader blog and wrote the weekly print column of that name. He has also worked for Bloomberg and SmartMoney, and for the prestigious ComputerLetter newsletter covering venture capital investments in tech. His work has been published in the New York Times, Fortune magazine, and CNN Money. He is a graduate of Princeton University and a native of New York City.

Tiernan Ray has no direct investments in any securities whatsoever. His only investments are a 401K plan managed by Fidelity that is invested in a variety of broad security classes across different funds.

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Is IBM’s AI demonstration enough for a quantum killer app?

Is IBM’s AI demonstration enough for a quantum killer app?

IBM reports results of running a machine learning classifier on two qubits of its "IBM Q" quantum computer. The researchers haven't yet found the "quantum advantage" over classical computing, but are hopeful they're going in the right direction. Is there approach of massive compute enough to dispel deep learning's fascination with hierarchies of representation?

3 days ago by in Artificial Intelligence

Intel offers AI breakthrough in quantum computing

Intel offers AI breakthrough in quantum computing

Intel's senior vice president and head of Mobileye, Amnon Shashua, on Wednesday unveiled new research done with colleagues at Hebrew University that both establishes important proof for capabilities of deep learning, and also offers a way forward for computing some commonly intractable problems in quantum physics.

March 14, 2019 by in Artificial Intelligence

IT leader Cognizant evolves AI beyond 'hill climbing'

IT leader Cognizant evolves AI beyond 'hill climbing'

With the acquisition in December of some intellectual property of the AI startup called Sentient Technologies, IT services giant Cognizant technologies takes a major leap into the leading edge of machine learning. It could mean a whole new, high-value set of products for Cognizant, and big resources for an approach to AI that evolves past typical deep learning.

February 28, 2019 by in Artificial Intelligence