Jeff Bezos partners up with CIA

Bezos, CIA invest $30M in quantum computing startup
October 4, 2012 at 6:54 pm by Taylor Soper

Jeff Bezos has put money into a robot factory worker, a 10,000 year clock and private car service. And he’s not done yet.

Bezos Expeditions and In-Q-Tel, the venture arm of the CIA, announced Thursday a $30 million investment in D-Wave Systems, a Vancouver-based company that develops quantum-computing applications.

D-Wave Systems integrates computer science and physics discoveries with new-age computational processes. It’s focused on solving “optimization” problems, like finding out the most efficient delivery routes or how protein atoms interact with drug compounds. Some say the technology is more efficient than classical computing.

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1 reply on “Jeff Bezos partners up with CIA”

I doubt that even quantum mechanics is going to violate that immutable law of computing, garbage in, garbage out. The CIA and other intelligence agencies might want to ponder that as they go chasing after technological holy grails.

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