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Quantum Computers Barely Exist—Here’s Why We’re Writing Languages for Them Anyway

Quantum computers are still extremely rudimentary, and largely remain intriguing playthings in a few advanced research labs. That hasn’t deterred people from developing new programming languages for them. The most recent one comes from Microsoft, which has unveiled Q# (pronounced Q sharp) and some...
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Intel Takes First Steps To Universal Quantum Computing

Someone is going to commercialize a general purpose, universal quantum computer first, and Intel wants to be the first. So does Google. So does IBM. And D-Wave is pretty sure it already has done this, even if many academics and a slew of upstart competitors don’t agree. What we can all agree on is...
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Quantum Computing in the Enterprise: Not So Wild a Dream

We discussed these trends with David Schatsky, of the Deloitte University think tank, who has recently written on the state of quantum, and pressed him to predict quantum computing’s next important milestone toward commercial viability. Such is the elusive nature of the technology, and in the...
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China Hits Milestone in Developing Quantum Computer ‘to Eclipse All Others’

A team of scientists from eastern China has built the first form of quantum computer that they say is faster than one of the early generation of conventional computers developed in the 1940s. The researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China at Hefei in Anhui province built the...
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Google’s New Chip Is a Stepping Stone to Quantum Computing Supremacy

John Martinis has given himself just a few months to reach a milestone in the history of computing. He’s leader of the Google research group working on building astonishingly powerful computer chips that manipulate data using the quirks of quantum physics. By the end of this year, Martinis says,...
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IBM Adds New API to Quantum Computing Cloud Service

IBM announced today that it was updating its Quantum Experience cloud with a new API that it hopes will increase the abilities of researchers and other interested parties to build more sophisticated applications with its experimental quantum computing system. Last May, IBM opened up its 5 qubit...
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Quantum Computing Is Real, and D-Wave Just Open-Sourced It

QUANTUM COMPUTING IS real. But it’s also hard. So hard that only a few developers, usually trained in quantum physics, advanced mathematics, or most likely both, can actually work with the few quantum computers that exist. Now D-Wave, the Canadian company behind the quantum computer that Google and...
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Google's Quantum Computer Inches Nearer After Landmark Performance Breakthrough

Google has come up with a new quantum computing technique that could remove key limits on scalability today.  Google engineers have found a way to make the company's D-Wave quantum computer more scalable and capable of solving problems in multiple fields. According to Nature, Google has created a...
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Prep for Next-Gen Encryption Should Start Yesterday

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is getting nervous about quantum computers and what they might mean for the cryptographic systems that protect both public and private data. Once seen as far off -- if not borderline science fiction -- quantum computing now seems a much closer...
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