We got some surprising news from Intel this week. In a press release, the chip king touted the successful fabrication of a 17-qubit superconducting chip by its quantum computing division. The chip is about the size of a quarter (closer to a half-dollar with the packaging).
There is far too much hyperbole out there about quantum computing's impact on security and encryption. And that means something coming from me, cause you know I'm a homer. I get that people are alarmed, but many times the people talking about the topic have no expertise at all.
When we say an emerging technology represents a “paradigm shift,” it’s often hyperbole. In the case of quantum computing, it’s an understatement. Scientists are using quantum computers to change our world sooner than you expect. An excerpt from my oped on futurism.com
When I first looked into the state of the quantum computing funding ecosystem last year it appeared that funding was dominated by just a handful of companies; most notably D-Wave and Cambridge Quantum Computing. So why don't more VCs invest in this space?
If physicists can work out how to reliably harness certain quantum mechanical phenomena to build a quantum computer, that technology would revolutionize computing. Sounds great, right? But what will a quantum computer be like? And what quantum computing challenges do we face?
Superposition and Entangled Elementary Particles? Qubits (two-state quantum-mechanical systems) are the basic unit of data in quantum computing. But what are they, exactly? How do Qubits work? Here are seven things you should know about qubits.
In the past twenty years or so, we have seen some incredible leaps within the tech world — and quantum computing will soon take us beyond what we once believed to be possible. But just how many quantum computers are there in the world?
I am at D-Wave's "Qubits 2017" user group meetup to discuss quantum computing standards, and I bet you can guess the rest. (I'm happy to be here!) First, let me say thanks to D-Wave's Bo Ewald for inviting me. The agenda for this event is jam-packed.
Microsoft made some pretty significant announcements in their pursuit of Quantum Computing yesterday at MSIgnite 2017. The video above doesn't cover all of them but it does provide an overview into Microsoft's ambitions for quantum computing in under 3 minutes.
Today I presented "Quantum Computing: Science Fact or Science Fiction?" at the ME Convention in Frankfurt, Germany. Let me just say, it was a pleasure. Mercedes-Benz and SXSW promised a conference without limits, and they delivered one of the best events I've been to in my entire career.
The IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), today announced the approval of the IEEE P7130™—Standard for Quantum Computing Definitions project.
In a previous post, I mentioned that I will be releasing my next book at SXSW 2018. It's called Endless Impossibilities: Understanding and Preparing for the Coming Age of Quantum Computing. I thought I would take a moment to share why I feel it is so important that I publish it.