The Week in Quantum Computing - October 4th

Issue #56

The Week in Quantum Computing. Brought to you by Sergio Gago (@piratecto). Sponsored by The Quantum World Association and Qapitan Quantum.

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Quick Recap

This is truly the image of the week

Arvind Krishna makes bold predictions in a FastCompany article. Research shows error correction in optical chips. And Orca presents their photonic rack. CQ’s TKET quantum SDK goes Open Source (great for the community!) Atos goes Quantum in Galicia (Spain) while Thales cooperates with NUS in Singapore. And QCWare raises $25M in a Series B round.

The Quote of the Week

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The Summary of the Week

Classiq Research Reveals That Quantum Computing is the Future – and It’s Coming Soon

Classiq, which provides a breakthrough Quantum Algorithm Design platform, has unveiled new research highlighting widespread interest – and significant investment – in quantum computing across industry sectors. It indicates that the vast majority of U.S. professionals (89.

September 27, 2021 at 09:30AM

Is This New Technology the Biggest Threat to Crypto?

Quantum clouds are gathering on the horizon for the crypto industry. There's a technological race going on: blockchain vs. quantum computing.

September 27, 2021 at 06:30PM

Quantum computing hits the desktop, no cryo-cooling required

Superconducting quantum computers are huge and incredibly finicky machines at this point. They need to be isolated from anything that might knock an electron's spin off and ruin a calculation.

September 28, 2021 at 09:30AM

Everything You Must Know About Unhackable Quantum Internet

Building quantum networks may sound like a science-fiction notion, yet it is a major goal for many governments across the world. For cryptography and optimization issues, quantum computers hold a lot of potentials.

September 28, 2021 at 09:30AM

Optical chip protects quantum technology from errors

In today's digital infrastructure, the data-bits we use to send and process information can either be 0 or 1. Being able to correct possible errors that may occur in computations using these bits is a vital part of information processing and communication systems.

September 28, 2021 at 09:30PM

Top 10 Quantum Machine Learning Companies to Watch in 2021

Quantum machine learning is the emerging trend in the domain of data science and technology in the present day with quantum data science becoming more mainstream. With this, the demand for quantum machine learning companies has also been witnessing a sharp rise.

September 28, 2021 at 09:30PM

IBM CEO: Quantum computing will take off ‘like a rocket ship’ this decade

But Arvind Krishna says that some hard quantum physics problems await as the market pushes for larger and larger quantum systems. 3 minute ReadIBM is one of the best-known names in technology, and yet most people would struggle to explain exactly what the company does. That’s understandable.

September 28, 2021 at 10:30PM

Far Fewer Qubits Required for “Quantum Memory” Quantum Computers

Incorporating storage units for quantum information into quantum computers may allow researchers to build such devices with several orders of magnitude fewer qubits in their processors.

September 29, 2021 at 08:30AM

Cambridge Quantum’s TKET is Now Open-Sourced

Cambridge Quantum (CQ) is pleased to announce that the latest version (v.0.15) of TKET (pronounced “ticket”), our class leading high-performance hardware-agnostic quantum software development kit, is now completely open-source and immediately available for all to use without restrictions.

September 29, 2021 at 10:30AM

Atos delivers first Quantum Learning Machine in Spain to CESGA

Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain), Paris (France) September 28, 2021 - Atos today announces that it has delivered its Atos Quantum Learning Machine (QLM), the world’s highest-performing commercially available quantum simulator, to the Galician Supercomputing Center (CESGA).

September 29, 2021 at 05:30P

QC Ware Raises $25 Million Series B Financing

QC Ware, a leading developer of quantum algorithms running on near-term quantum computing hardware, today announced it has raised $25 million in Series B funding. Koch Disruptive Technologies, an investment unit of Koch Industries, and Covestro, one of the world’s leading polymer companies, co-led the round with participation from Samsung Ventures and returning investors Citi, the D. E. Shaw group, and Pegasus Tech Ventures. The new capital will be used to expand the QC Ware team, composed of some of the world’s foremost quantum algorithms and quantum computing experts, to support the accelerated development of Forge.

September 29, 2021 at 10:30PM

Cutting Through the Hype of Quantum Optimization

Optimization problems are everywhere, and we spend a lot of time solving them intuitively.

September 30, 2021 at 11:30AM

British firm claims quantum-computing breakthrough

Orca Computing, founded two years ago by Oxford academics led by Prof Ian Walmsley, whose work on photonics is at the heart of the company, says its novel approach will make quantum computing more commercially viable.

September 30, 2021 at 03:30PM

Viewpoint: How to test and evaluate quantum technologies

How quantum technologies can be tested and evaluated for commercialisation is explained by Dr Rhys Lewis, Head of NPL’s Quantum Metrology Institute.

October 01, 2021 at 10:30AM

IonQ Becomes First Publicly Traded, Pure-Play Quantum Computing Company; Closes Business Combination with dMY Technology Group III.

IonQ received gross proceeds of $636 million from transaction to fund growth and accelerate the commercialization of industry-leading quantum computers IonQ, Inc.

October 01, 2021 at 05:30PM

IonQ Becomes First Publicly Traded, Pure-Play Quantum Computing Company; Closes Business Combination with dMY Technology Group III

COLLEGE PARK, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IonQ, Inc. (“IonQ” or the “Company”) (NYSE: IONQ), a leader in quantum computing, completed its previously announced business combination with dMY Technology Group, Inc.

October 01, 2021 at 09:30PM

Singapore’s NUS and Thales to develop quantum technologies for commercial applications

Earlier this week, the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Singapore’s Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP) announced that they would be working with Thales to develop and test quantum technologies for industry use. 

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on 29 September marks the start of a two-year partnership to jointly develop and test quantum technologies for commercial applications.

October 02, 2021 at 09:30AM