Artificial Intelligence & Information Technologies
Artificial intelligence could see computers take on super-human powers – thinking and behaving just like us, and embedding themselves in our working world. Quantum technologies promise super-powerful processing, solving all sorts of complex data puzzles – like drug research – at lightning speed.
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Research projects in this field
The HYSCORE project targets the development of long-distance networks based on the laws of quantum physics. The idea it to exploit a particular effect, known as quantum entanglement, to allow information exchange through particles far away from each other. These technologies are key steps towards the creation of the quantum internet, which is expected to open-up completely new communication frontiers.
The QuProCS project focuses on the development of new techniques to simulate the behaviour of quantum systems. Such simulation techniques, also based on the laws of quantum physics, aim at probing the studied systems in a less invasive way than current approaches. In fact, present-day strategies distort the properties of the investigated systems, hence affecting the results of the measurements.The ultimate goal is to help disclose the quantum properties of Nature and contribute to the development of quantum technologies.
The goal of the subCULTron project is the development of three types of robots, to be distributed in the Venice lagoon. Besides monitoring the water, the robots will learn how to cooperate with each other and how to react to the environment. This is expected to lead to significant improvements in the field of artificial intelligence.
The GHOST project targets an enhancement of current display interfaces. This is based on the development of malleable displays which humans could shape when performing input-output operations. Contrarily to present-day, bidimensional displays, such tools would stimulate human thinking and imagination by providing it with access to the the third dimension.