The Week in Quantum Computing - May 16th - Kookaburras, ColdQuanta goes shopping, more on IonQ short and cryptography timelines
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The Economist's Commercialising Quantum – May 17th-19th 2022 | Virtual & London
The final day of the “Commercialising Quantum” conference will examine the need for a quantum code of conduct and explore how to mitigate risk with dual technologies. As the timeline to defend against quantum attacks and the timeline for them being real begins to overlap, we will assess how we can revamp our encryption infrastructure to become quantum safe.
Themes on Thursday 19th May include: Quantum communications and cryptography, Techno nationalism, Quantum ethics.
Companies speaking virtually include: BP, Gulf Bank, Toshiba Corporation, U.S. Department of Energy, Wells Fargo, Quantum AI Institute and many more.
This week’s spotlight goes to IBM’s updated roadmap and sales predictions, giving us a Kookaburra with > 4000 qubits by 2025. With their runtimes this could mean advantage for many of the use cases we currently play with today.
A great piece analyzing in detail IonQ’s short from Scorpion and the response from the industry. ColdQuanta acquires Super Tech (more consolidation!). A timeline on when Shor will destroy our internet and thoughts on qubit scalability.
Classiq has released a Quantum Competition with nice prices for those who dare to solve some circuits optimizing the quantum depth. Description and registration here: https://www.classiq.io/competition
The Week in Quantum Computing
“How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.” – Benjamin Disraeli – 19th Century Prime Minister of the UK by David Shaw, Doug Finke, and André M.
May 08, 2022 at 11:30AM
The digital world—your laptop, the internet it’s connected to, and the companies that make it all go—sits on a foundation of bits. These bits are the language digital computers speak. Bits come in two flavors: Numerically, these two states are represented as ones and zeroes.
May 09, 2022 at 01:30PM
The rise of the Distributed Denial of Secrets group and the fall of Wikileaks have not escaped those IT departments all over the world, which are tasked with caring for the security of their organization’s databases.
May 09, 2022 at 09:30PM
Quantum Computing and the Traveling Salesperson Problem: a tale of mystery and imagination (but mostly imagination)
Simone Severini Director, Quantum computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Professor of Physics of Information, University College London (UCL) + Follow I see posts about the Traveling Salesperson Problem (TSP) and Quantum Computing almost weekly.
May 10, 2022 at 12:30PM
Last week, quantum computing industry insiders were talking about and debating the current state of the technologies, system requirements for various algorithms, and when quantum advantage will be achieved.
May 10, 2022 at 12:30PM
Jay Gambetta, IBM Fellow and VP of Quantum Computing, unveils the updated IBM Quantum development roadmap through to 2025. We now believe we have what it takes to scale quantum computers into what we’re calling quantum-centric supercomputers, making it easier than ever for our clients to incorpo
A challenge of near-term quantum computation is the limited number of available qubits. Suppose we want to run a circuit for 400 qubits, but we only have 100 qubit devices available. What do we do? Read about circuit knitting with classical communication.
May 10, 2022 at 07:30PM
ColdQuanta Acquires Super.tech and Announces the Commercial Availability of Hilbert, the World's First Cold Atom Quantum Computer
BOULDER, Colo., and CHICAGO, /PRNewswire/ -- ColdQuanta, the global quantum ecosystem leader, today announced its acquisition of Chicago-based Super.
May 10, 2022 at 08:31PM
By Jeffrey Dastin and Paresh Dave (Reuters) - IBM has set a new goal for propelling the legacy technology company ahead of its rivals: a quantum computer ready for commercial use, three years from now.
May 11, 2022 at 01:30PM
James Clarke believes quantum computing won’t become practical until the industry is making chips crammed with upwards of a million error-corrected quantum bits.
The goal of making a quantum system with that many qubits isn’t unique to any one company — IBM, Google and startups like PsiQuantum have all stated plans to build such grandiose machines — but Clarke, director of quantum hardware at Intel, thinks the semiconductor giant has a unique advantage in making this reality possible with its manufacturing-driven development approach.
May 11, 2022 at 11:30PM
Next-generation cyberattacks are often summarized as ransomware, man-in-the-middle, brute-force, phishing, insider, or malware attacks. Each present a unique set of challenges and require equally powerful next-generation cyber security.
May 13, 2022 at 12:32AM
European countries, the US, Canada, Australia and Japan are building a quantum technology alliance of democracies – notably excluding China from a key global forum on this critical area of research.
May 13, 2022 at 11:30PM
COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 12, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IonQ (NYSE: IONQ), a leader in quantum computing, today announced support for specifying quantum circuits in a hardware-native gate format across its systems.
May 14, 2022 at 12:30PM
It goes without saying that quantum computing is complex. But people buy extraordinarily complex things through simple processes every day. After all, few smartphone buyers know how their devices work. Even a humble bar of soap arrives on the shelf only after the raw materials are extracted, refined, manufactured, packaged, shipped, and stocked
May 14, 2022 at 09:30PM