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Suzanne Gildert on Hack the Multiverse!, OpenQwaq, August 21 2011

Suzanne Gildert

Suzanne Gildert gave a talk on Hack the Multiverse! on Sunday August 21, 2011, in OpenQwaq. She outlined the basics of Quantum Computing, described the the D-Wave One quantum computer, and explained how to program it. See the D-Wave blog Hack the Multiverse for more. More than 30 participants attended the talk and asked many interesting questions in a lively Q/A session after the talk. For those who missed it, here is the full video coverage:

VIDEO A – 1h 33 min, recorded by Giulio Prisco
VIDEO B – 1h 43 min, recorded by Frederic Emam-Zade, includes 10 min of chat before the talk, taken mostly with a zoom on the viewgraphs
VIDEO C – 1h 50 min, recorded by Jameson Dungan, includes 18 min of chat before the talk, taken from a fixed point of view

The same videos are available on our video channels on Blip.tv, Youtube and Vimeo.

Suzanne Gildert in OpenQwaq

Talk title: Hack the Multiverse!
Presented by: Dr. Suzanne Gildert
Quantum Computer Programmer (D-Wave Systems Inc.)

Abstract: William Gibson famously said: “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” The same is true of quantum computing. This mysterious subject is often relegated to ivory tower discussions and shrouded in a language of complex mathematics. Yet there are many people out there who feel an itch to start hacking with quantum computers — a desire to program the very fabric of reality — no matter how early the adoption may seem.

This talk will be a call to arms — I’ll excite you about quantum physics – our deepest understanding of the Universe. I’ll explain why quantum computing is not as mysterious as everyone thinks. And I’ll show you how to become a quantum computer programmer in less than 10 minutes… Join me for an hour of both deep learning and fun, as I proudly stand up for those who are turning an abstract science into a powerful computational resource, and deliver the message that quantum computing is not spooky, it’s just misunderstood.

D-Wave model

In the picture above, a lifesize virtual copy of the D-Wave One quantum computer, made by Suzanne.

About the speaker: Dr. Suzanne Gildert is currently working at D-Wave Systems, Inc. Suzanne obtained her PhD and MSci degree from The University of Birmingham UK, focusing on the areas of experimental quantum device physics and superconductivity.

OpenQwaq is one of the best 3D applications for telework, online meetings, group collaboration, and e-learning in a virtual 3D environment (v-learning).

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IMPORTANT – invitations and logistics

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Don’t forget: if you had a Teleplace login in 2010 and you have not participated in teleXLR8 talks in 2011, you need to download the new OpenQwaq client. Also, your old login will only work for our current setup if I invite you again. Repeated: your login of 2010 WILL NOT WORK if I have not invited you again.

The invitation emails sent by the system has the line: “PLEASE SEE https://telexlr8.wordpress.com/openqwaq/help/ for software download links and help”. Repeated: PLEASE READ THE HELP PAGE at
https://telexlr8.wordpress.com/openqwaq/help/.

Please remind me if you don’t receive an invitation. Remember that I NEED YOUR EMAIL to invite you. I may not be able to create individual logins for all those who requested one.

There are 14 shared test logins. Look for them in the mailing list archives or in the Facebook group, and use one if you don’t have an individual login. If before entering the forum you receive a warning that somebody is already using that login, please choose another one.

There is a limit on the number of participants per talk. This means that if the conference hall is full, latecomers won’t be able to enter. Repeated: if there are already too many people the system WILL NOT LET YOU ENTER. Please come on time or even better some minutes early.

Welcome to the 2011 season!

teleXLR8 2011

Watch on Youtube | Blip.tv | Vimeo

Welcome to the 2011 season! This video shows a teleXLR8 presentation with an embedded video showing some teleXLR8 2010 highlights. This was the second test of the new open source video codecs in OpenQwaq. We tested webcam videoconferencing, video playback and session recording on OSX (Snow Leopard).

The 2011 season will be opened with a talk by Suzanne Gildert on Hack the Multiverse! on Sunday August 21 2011 at 10am PST. Attendance is free but invitation-only, please contact us if you wish to attend. Please see our Help page with a simple video tutorial for first time users.

See also, on KurzweilAI: teleXLR8 returns, featuring quantum physicist Gildert on ‘Hack the Multiverse!’ and Suzanne’s announcement on the D-Wave blog: TeleXLR8 presentation this weekend: ‘Hack the Multiverse: The Talk.

Suzanne Gildert on Hack the Multiverse!, OpenQwaq, August 21 2011, 10am PST

Suzanne Gildert, Hack the Multiverse!

UPDATE with full video coverage of the talk: Suzanne Gildert on Hack the Multiverse!, OpenQwaq, August 21 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011,
at 10am PST (1pm EST, 6pm UK, 7pm continental EU)
Talk title: Hack the Multiverse!
Presented by: Dr. Suzanne Gildert
Quantum Computer Programmer (D-Wave Systems Inc.)

William Gibson famously said: “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” The same is true of quantum computing. This mysterious subject is often relegated to ivory tower discussions and shrouded in a language of complex mathematics. Yet there are many people out there who feel an itch to start hacking with quantum computers — a desire to program the very fabric of reality — no matter how early the adoption may seem.

This talk will be a call to arms — I’ll excite you about quantum physics – our deepest understanding of the Universe. I’ll explain why quantum computing is not as mysterious as everyone thinks. And I’ll show you how to become a quantum computer programmer in less than 10 minutes… Join me for an hour of both deep learning and fun, as I proudly stand up for those who are turning an abstract science into a powerful computational resource, and deliver the message that quantum computing is not spooky, it’s just misunderstood.

Suzanne Gildert in OpenQwaq

About the speaker: Dr. Suzanne Gildert is currently working at D-Wave Systems, Inc. Suzanne obtained her PhD and MSci degree from The University of Birmingham UK, focusing on the areas of experimental quantum device physics and superconductivity.

OpenQwaq is one of the best 3D applications for telework, online meetings, group collaboration, and e-learning in a virtual 3D environment (v-learning). There are a limited number of seats available, please contact us if you wish to attend. Join our mailing list, our Facebook group, or our Linkedin group.

First test of OpenQwaq with open source video codecs

Open Qwaq with open source video codecs

We are almost ready to restart the teleXLR8 program with the open source OpenQwaq software. In the pictures I am testing the new open source video codecs with Randal A. Koene, one of the main speakers and organizers of the previous phase. Webcam video works great. For end-to-end testing we have recorded the session and played it back (last picture). We will postpone Suzanne’s opening talk by one or two weeks to make sure everything works well.

Open Qwaq with open source video codecs

The initial release of OpenQwaq was functionally equivalent to Teleplace with the exception of the video subsystem used for webcam videoconferencing, video playback and session recording, because the proprietary video codecs used in Teleplace could not be included as open source. The OpenQwaq development team and 3d Immersive Collaboration Consultants (3dicc) have now integrated the open source video and audio codecs used in the VLC media player, which will be included in a forthcoming release.


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The Blip.tv video channel has gone. All videos are in the Youtube and Vimeo video channels, see the new website for links.

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