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SandboxAQ Partners with NVIDIA for AI and Simulation Tools in Science Research; Eric Schmidt and Jack Hidary Discuss the Collaboration


Nov 20, 2023

SandboxAQ has partnered with NVIDIA to harness quantum simulation platforms in various scientific fields, with the goal of applying artificial intelligence and simulation technologies to support drug discovery, battery design, green energy, and other scientific areas. The announcement was made from Palo Alto, California, with SandboxAQ Chairman Eric Schmidt expressing his belief that simulation is a highly promising future technological application.

Schmidt also highlighted the role of rapid advances in graphics processing unit hardware and quantum information science in enabling the use of artificial intelligence for specialized applications. Jack Hidary, CEO of SandboxAQ, emphasized the impact of simulation on GPU use, stating that it will provide insights about the physical world beyond the capabilities of extractive or generative AI.

The partnership between SandboxAQ and NVIDIA aims to use quantum platforms for simulating chemical reactions and forecasting scientific developments in modern chemistry, biology, and material science. SandboxAQ will offer technical advice to NVIDIA on its tensor network offerings, cuTENSOR, cuTensorNet, Quantum Computing, and CUDA libraries. These libraries are crucial for modeling high-dimensional data and have applications in machine learning, data science, financial modeling, fluid dynamics, and quantum chemistry.

NVIDIA’s director of high-performance computing and quantum Tim Costa emphasized the need for powerful accelerated computing platforms in advancing quantum chemistry and molecular modeling. The collaboration with SandboxAQ is expected to provide scientists with the tools to make breakthroughs in material science.

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