Siraj Raval covers Google’s claim to have achieved Quantum Supremacy in a research paper that was briefly leaked on a NASA website.

The paper was taken down, but the Internet moves fast to recover data.

In this episode, Siraj explores what quantum supremacy means, what the applications of quantum computing will be, and how a quantum-resistant cryptographic technique called “A New Hope” works.

Related Links

Google’s Quantum Supremacy paper:

D-Wave API:


Quantum Machine Learning: 

Quantum Computing with D-Wave:

Quantum Machine Learning Live:

The Neural Qubit:

An amazing blog by Scott Aaronson on Quantum Supremacy:

A curated list of quantum computing learning resources:

Ring Learning with Errors Blog post:

Quantum Encryption:

George Gilder, author of Life After Google, argues that bitcoin and blockchain technology is revolutionizing the Internet.

In this video, sit down with Peter Robinson to discuss technology, cloud computing, big data, and the growing role of blockchain in innovating new technologies.

From the description:

Gilder argues that cloud computing, while it was the hot new technology ten years ago, has reached its limits as the physical limitations of big data storage centers maxes out. Improvements in parsing big data are incremental at this point, and it’s time for the next big technology to take its place.

Gilder points to blockchain as the technology of the future, with its ability to prevent corruption and manipulation of transaction data and the infinite uses it could have in third world countries. Gilder also discusses the history of technology, artificial intelligence, and the revolutionary bitcoin.

He argues that artificial intelligence can never replace human intelligence and creativity and that in principle, it is impossible for machines to take over.

In the second part of the CCF series of videos, we get a deeper look at and demonstrations of Microsoft’s open source Confidential Consortium Framework (CCF), which leverages Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) technology to provide full confidentiality, high transaction throughput, and governance capabilities for blockchain and multi-party application builders.

Additional details about CCF can be found at

Alison McCauley gives a very thought provoking presentation at OSCON. Can blockchain really be this good for humanity?

In a world of increasingly complex challenges, the accelerated innovation of open source development is more urgent than ever. But nobody knows if it’s enough. Join Alison McCauley to learn how blockchain technology offers new tools that could help extend the ethos of open innovation into new areas.