In the last 30 years, automation has changed the operation of casinos to a greater extent than in the 3,000 year history of the industry. Beginning with a quick overview of what constitutes innovation, two very important examples of the application of automation to the industry will be given. These two innovations alone account for multi-billion dollar increases in revenue. Finally, several of the latest trends in gaming innovation will be presented, with an open invitation to the audience to explore the application of automation in these areas.
Though early in its development, quantum computing is now available on real hardware via the cloud through IBM Q. This radically new kind of computing holds open the possibility of solving some problems that are now and perhaps always will be intractable for “classical” computers.
As with any new technology there are a lot of open questions. What is the road to Quantum Advantage, e.g. the point where quantum computing shows demonstrable and significant advantage over classical computers and algorithms? What is the status of Quantum computers today? How do we define a full system-metric to measure the performance of a Quantum System? This Sky talk will answer these questions. We will discuss what we can do in EDA to improve the performance of Quantum Systems and describe the types of EDA problems where quantum computing might be applied.More Details
As humans, our ethical and moral instincts are shaped by experience and circumstance. Our view of what is morally right or wrong is complicated by our emotional and instinctual responses related to past experience, family, friends, along with our cultural surroundings and actions that we have taken or learned in the past. While we may believe there are certain dark lines that cross the line of what is right and wrong, the difficulty of doing the right thing in extreme circumstances may arise from people being unwilling to pay the price that the right action may require.
A robot would not suffer from the same ethical dilemma. Its response will be amoral, predetermined by its underlying software. Humans created software structure on which the robot is built. Facing this future of AI, we must also face these ethical issues. The next generation of AI and the data revolution are upon us. We know that technology moves faster than regulation and that ethics influence law and regulation. In order for AI to be trusted and successful, the ethical dilemmas must be addressed, preferably within some common, recognizable framework. This framework must address cultural and regional differences while simultaneously accommodating the globalization of commerce and technology. This talk looks at the challenges and explores some possible ways forward.
DAC 58 is July 11-15, 2021 in San Francisco
DAC is the premier conference devoted to the design and automation of electronic systems (EDA), embedded systems and software (ESS), and intellectual property (IP).