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Parliamentary Evening in Berlin with research by QuantumFrontiers

Parliamentary Evening in Berlin with research by QuantumFrontiers

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What will mobility look like in the future? What do technological developments mean for our social life and how will this change the world of work? These were the questions addressed at the joint parliamentary evening organised by the city of Braunschweig and leading national research institutions from Braunschweig yesterday, Thursday, at the Niedersachsen State Representation in Berlin. The message: tomorrow’s mobility is being developed as a joint project in the Braunschweig region. The leading research institutions in this field, such as the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and Technische Universität Braunschweig, gave an insight into their research and painted a picture of the future of digital and autonomous mobility.

As Cluster of Excellence at the boundaries of what can be measured, QuantumFrontiers is opening the way to novel quantum and nanotechnologies, such as quantum and neuromorphic computers or energy-efficient, high-precision sensor technology. At the Parliamentary Evening in Berlin, the demonstrator "A Light-Minded Computer" showed how QuantumFrontiers' research can influence future mobility. To enable artificial intelligence to recognise traffic and surroundings, computers simulate neural networks that are designed to recognise patterns in a similar way to the human brain. However, training and operating neural networks is an extremely time-consuming and energy-intensive endeavour for conventional computer architecture. The "Light-Minded Computer" offers an alternative computer architecture: instead of classic transistors, the demonstrator recognises and processes patterns using LEDs and photodiodes.

More information on the Parliamentary Evening.