This week Microsoft released a preview of the "Microsoft Quantum Development Kit" to developers worldwide. The preview features Q#, Microsoft's attempt to simplify the physics for software developers so they can focus on writing functional applications.
We have fully activated the hype cycle on quantum computing. But I try to ignore the hype and focus on the substance. That's why I was happy last week to see two solid, all-star quantum computing events in the same week: IBM's Approximate Quantum Computing and QC Ware's Quantum Computing for Business (Q2B) conference.
Aside from being an avid underwater photographer, Helmut Katzgraber is a professor in Texas A&M University's Department of Physics and Astronomy and a consultant for 1QBit Information Technologies (research lead) and Microsoft Research. I had the pleasure of interviewing him last week, and was excited to ask him about his research.
We demonstrated photonic quantum communication between two quantum nodes. Is the "quantum Internet" next? The non-profit Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) recently created a "hybrid" quantum network link and demonstrated photonic quantum communication between two distinct quantum nodes.
Quantum memory and quantum processor components have different noise thresholds. That means that different error correction codes are used to protect them against noise, making it harder for them to exchange information. Researchers at the University of Innsbruck have designed a quantum bus to address this communications challenge.
In a superposition.com first, whurley sits down for a double interview with Jerry Chow and Jay Gambetta where they cover QISkit, Artificial Intelligence, IBM's 50-Qubit accomplishment, and the myths and misconceptions about quantum computing.
It's a great day at IBM Q when you make an announcement so newsworthy that you tell MIT's Technology Review you're "really proud of this" and "it’s a big frickin’ deal." That's what Dario Gil, IBM’s Director of quantum computing, got to do last Friday. Why the bravado?
If you’ve never heard of Hidetoshi Nishimori, then you might as well have never heard of quantum computing. His 1998 theory of quantum annealing paved the way for much of the progress in the field to date.
With 2.5 quintillion bytes of data being generated each day, about 90% of all the data in the world has been created in just the last 2 years. At that pace, it's no wonder we haven't made much progress toward getting more out of this data deluge.
Earlier this week I wrote about the massive new 92-acre, $10-billion research center for quantum information science that China's is building in Hefei, Anhui Province. The effects of China leading quantum technology development are chilling to many in the U.S. research community.
If you keep up with the quantum computing news, you know China has huge quantum goals. Now they're backing them up with a $10-billion "National Laboratory for Quantum Information Sciences," a nearly 4-million-square-foot campus to drive their leadership in the quantum space.
IBM has created a method for calculating quantum amplitudes using far less memory than current methods. Allowing the company to break the 49 qubit barrier and use a classical computer to simulate a quantum computer with 56 qubits. Read on to learn why I'm so excited about this.