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The Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab was launched by NASA and Google circa May 2013, and here is the original blog post where this launch was announced by Hartmut Neven (leader of the quantum team at Google). There you can see, that the stated goal was to study how quantum computers might be used for machine learning. In reality, 512 qubits is nowhere ...


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Just to have an idea of the order of magnitude: "Time dilation explains why two working clocks will report different times after different accelerations. For example, time goes slower at the ISS, lagging approximately 0.01 seconds for every 12 Earth months passed." says https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_dilation Similarly, between Earth surface (1 ...


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Ludo's answer gives a great response to the funding part of the question. To address question of why ESA are funding this in spite of the consensus from your linked question, your previous question asks about utilising blockchain for space applications, whereas SpaceChain are utilising space for blockchain applications, which is something entirely different. ...


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SpaceChain is part of the ESA Space Solutions program. This is a business incubator program that enables start-ups to leverage the ESA network for the development of their business idea. From their application page: We’re looking for teams that have identified a market opportunity that’s attractive and has real potential for engaging customers. Motivation, ...


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