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2021 Laureate Profile: Professor Andrew White

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Professor Andrew White 

Administering Organisation: The University of Queensland

Fellowship project summary

FL210100045: Energy-efficient artificial intelligence using quantum technologies.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming society but standard technologies come with significant hidden costs: training even a single, common, learning model can emit 5 times more carbon dioxide than the lifetime emissions of the average car. This Fellowship aims to develop artificial intelligence platforms using Australia’s significant investment in quantum technologies to bypass traditional approaches to AI. The expected outcomes are neuromorphic computers that operate efficiently—with low-energy cost—and rapidly—achieving speeds impossible with conventional electronic approaches. The anticipated benefits are transformative technologies for AI, new applications across society, and new tools for exploring brain function and cognition.

Australian Research Council funding: $ 3,245,263

Find out more about Professor White and their research areas of interest to date by visiting their profile page here

For further information about this funding scheme, please visit the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme page.

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