Exploring here and there “simultaneously,” like being in the Quantum Superposition

Andi Sama CIO, Sinergi Wahana Gemilang, with Imelda Muti, Jing Yi Chan, Dr. Suryadiputra Liawatimena, and Agung Trisetyarso, Ph.D.

TL;DR: Getting trustable sources from leading Industry Experts and Universities is important. Getting certified is a way to prove that we have reached certain milestones in learning. Clarifying challenging and complex concepts by consulting with different experts would be invaluable in building our understanding gradually.

My interest in Quantum Computing started in May 2016 when IBM launched IBM Quantum Experience, accessible from the IBM Cloud. My curiosity was tickling…


The Power of Artificial Intelligence for Precision Marketing

Andi Sama CIO, Sinergi Wahana Gemilang with Saptarina.

TLDR: The application of Artificial Intelligence, implemented by Netflix for recommending the next movies to watch, based on previous viewing activities.

2020 may not be the year for many of us expect to be. We can not do activities as we used to be. Planned family vacations have been postponed, and physical events have been mostly converted to virtual. Worldwide regional and global face to face conferences & exhibitions have also been canceled and rescheduled with no clear target dates even for 2021.


Recent Advancements, IBM Quantum Experience

Andi Sama CIO, Sinergi Wahana Gemilang

Artikel ini merupakan update dari artikel sebelumnya (2019)

Quantum Advantage, adalah kondisi yang secara potensial menempatkan kemampuan suatu quantum computer jauh melebihi kemampuan supercomputer konvensional yang paling canggih sekalipun. IBM memprediksi bahwa titik awal menuju Quantum Advantage akan terjadi di tahun 2023, dengan rencana diluncurkannya IBM Quantum Computer berbasis 1121 qubit (IBM, 2020f).

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Trend in Commercial Quantum Computing. Diawali dengan peluncuran Quantum Annealer oleh DWave (2011), juga terbukanya akses publik ke IBM Quantum Experience (2016), perkembangan quantum computer menuju komersialiasi quantum computing berkembang dengan cepat. Sejak tahun 2011 pula, berbagai startup mulai berkembang dan sejak tahun 2015 jumlahnya telah melampaui para pemain besar (incumbents) yang menunjukkan potensi besar terhadap perkembangannya di masa yang akan datang. Hal ini termuat dalam naturereviews physics pada 12 Oktober 2020 dalam artikel bertajuk “The emerging commercial landscape of quantum computing” (MacQuarrie, E.R., Simon, C., Simmons, S. et al., 2020).

Komputer berbasis kuantum yang ditujukan untuk melakukan problem solving untuk hal-hal yang bersifat sangat kompleks inilah yang sedang aktif dikembangkan oleh IBM, salah satunya di pusat riset IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights…


An Image Classification use-case by Quantum Transfer Learning

Andi Sama CIO, Sinergi Wahana Gemilang and Cahyati S. Sangaji with Agung Trisetyarso, PhD

*** Supporting files (Python Notebook, images) for this article are available in github.
*** Articles on General Introduction to Quantum Computing are available in "Meneropong Masa Depan: Quantum Computing" (Indonesian), "The Race in Achieving Quantum Supremacy & Quantum Advantage" (English), "Hello Many Worlds in Quantum Computer" (English), "Quantum Teleportation" (English), and "Quantum Random Number Generator"(English).

#IBM #IBMCloud #QuantumExperience #Qiskit #QuantumSimulator #HybridMachineLearning #QML #QuantumMachineLearning #Google #Cirq #Xanadu #Pennylane #IBMPOWER #IBMPOWER-AC922

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A generic neural network model (Machine Learning model) trained on the ImageNet dataset is used as the base for Transfer Learning on the Image Classification task (based on ResNet-18 neural network architecture). The last layer of this pre-trained model (fully-connected layer) is modified by quantum through a quantum machine learning framework: Pennylane.ai. The framework (which is open-source) provides convenient access to multiple quantum simulators and real quantum computer backend, including IBM real Quantum Computer on IBM Quantum Computing Experience (IBM Cloud) through an open-source Qiskit API (Application Programming Interface) accessible by Python programming language.

Quantum Machine Learning has the big potential to…


Demonstrate 5-Qubits Quantum Randomness with Qiskit on IBM Q

*** Supporting files (Python Notebook, images) for this article are available in github.
*** Articles on General Introduction to Quantum Computing are available in "Meneropong Masa Depan: Quantum Computing" (Indonesian Language), "The Race in Achieving Quantum Supremacy & Quantum Advantage" (English), "Hello Many Worlds in Quantum Computer" (English), and "Quantum Teleportation" (English).

Samsung may surprise many stakeholders in the Information Technology & Telecommunication Industries when it launched Samsung Galaxy A Quantum with SK Telecom exclusively in South Korea on May 22, 2020. Quoting from the site (Asif S, 2020) “The phone…


Demonstrate Quantum Information Teleportation with Qiskit on IBM Q

Andi Sama CIO, Sinergi Wahana Gemilang.

*** Supporting files (e.g. Python Notebook) for this article are available in github.
*** Articles on General Introduction to Quantum Computing are available in "Meneropong Masa Depan: Quantum Computing" (Indonesian Language), "The Race in Achieving Quantum Supremacy & Quantum Advantage" (English), and "Hello Many Worlds in Quantum Computer" (English).

When mentioning teleportation, our imagination may go as wild as the ability of a transporter platform to beam objects from one place to another (by dematerializing & materializing the “energy pattern”) as in the Star…


Demonstrate 2-Qubits Entanglement with Qiskit on IBM Q

Andi Sama CIO, Sinergi Wahana Gemilang.

*** Supporting files (Python Notebook and images) for this article are available in github.
*** Articles on General Introduction to Quantum Computing are available in "Meneropong Masa Depan: Quantum Computing" (Indonesian Language) and "The Race in Achieving Quantum Supremacy & Quantum Advantage" (English).

“Hello, World”, a common saying in Computer Science discipline to say that we start learning a new programming language, right from the very beginning — by writing our very first application. …


Detect the Presence of Live Human Face with Open Source Tools

Andi Sama CIO, Sinergi Wahana Gemilang with Andrew Widjaja and Cahyati S. Sangaji

Supporting files (Python Notebook, videos and images) are available in github.

Nowadays, Face Recognition has been deployed in various areas of applications, especially as an additional or a secondary measure in doing access control (for selected few applications, it has become a primary authentication method). Face recognition has been applied as an alternative or a new way to commonly used authentication method today: userid with a password or combined with some forms of captcha.

One…


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Situasi pandemik covid19 seperti saat ini di awal 2020, membuat kita jadi punya cukup waktu untuk bernostalgia. Work from home (wfh) yang panjang (di akhir bulan April 2020 ini, dah masuk di minggu ke tujuh buat saya sendiri) menuntut kita untuk dapat lebih aktif untuk beraktifitas dengan segala keterbatasannya. Salah satunya adalah menuliskan kembali artikel lama, yang merupakan artikel ketiga saya di masa pandemik ini (dua artikel terdahulu masuk kategori serius plus perlu banyak mikir… he..he…).

Kali ini, kita revisit Starbucks Coffee Shop, tempat yang setia menemani saya di masa-masa kuliah dulu, di Indonesia tentunya.

Kebanyakan dari kita tentu sudah…


A Brief Look into Image Preprocessing for doing AI in Computer Vision

Andi Sama CIO, Sinergi Wahana Gemilang with Andrew Widjaja and Cahyati S. Sangaji

#SinergiWahanaGemilang #ArtificialIntelligence #ComputerVision #IBMVisualInsights #GoogleAutoML #ImagePreprocessing #PythonImageLibrary #Matplotlib #Keras #OpenCV

Supporting files (Python Notebook file + Images) for this article can be found in github.

When we are building a machine learning (or deep learning) model in computer vision with Python, we often use dataset in the form of images or videos. …

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