Posted by on
Tags:
Categories: AI quantum computers RigettiĀ 

Nearly all the biggest names in media and technology descended on Sun Valley this week. Also in the mix: #spidersilk, #quantumphysics and #truckingnetworks. Each year, the exclusive conference in Idaho, famous for its deal-making and tycoon crowd, spotlights a handful of young companies. The three startups set to present this Saturday are tackling problems far afield from the work of the television and film moguls strolling the resort: #BoltThreads Inc. makes bio-engineered fabrics; #Rigetti Computing is building a #quantumcomputer; and #ConvoyInc. makes trucking software. The firms confirmed their participation but declined to comment further. The sessions at the conference, hosted by investment bank Allen & Co., are off the record. Yet the chosen startups fit what was described by attendees as a consistent theme at the conference: artificial intelligence and its possibilities. All three also demonstrate the tech industry’s attempt to use cutting-edge research in other industries — and the sector’s growing influence at the yearly confab.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-14/tech-newcomers-try-to-make-a-splash-at-sun-valley

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.