General Technology | Quantum Platforms

Riverlane to roll out universal operating system for quantum computing with $20 million series A round.

Riverlane can now begin building DeltaFlow, an operating system for quantum computers that will eventually spread worldwide. After a recent Series A funding of $20 million, the British company can now commence its operations. It has managed to get 20% of quantum hardware manufacturers to use Deltaflow since 2020. The funding will help Riverlane expand internationally.

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General Technology | Quantum Landscape

MeitY teaming with Amazon Web Services to start on Quantum Computing Applications Lab

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to establish a Quantum Computing Applications Lab in India. This will give India’s science and technology fields a huge boost. The new lab will give quantum computing-led projects and development a boost, and there will potentially be new scientific discoveries because of this.

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Machine Learning | Quantum Machine Learning

Google develops language model with more than one trillion parameters

For machine learning algorithms, parameters are the building blocks. They are an important part of the historical training data. In the language domain, sophistication generally correlates with a higher number of parameters, and this has been proven to be a reliable standard. OpenAI’s GPT-3 has 175 billion parameters, making it one of the largest language models ever trained. It can make primitive analogies, generate recipes, and even code at a basic level.

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General Technology | Quantum Hardware

Fault-tolerant continuous variable measurement-based quantum computation architecture developed

Scientists have worked to develop fault-tolerant quantum computer architectures for years. Recent times have shown that continuous variable measurement-based quantum computation on cluster states has potential. It can be used to make scalable, universal, and fault-tolerant systems if it is bolstered with Gottesman-Kitaev-Preskill (GKP) code and error correction.

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Quantum Cryptography | Quantum Internet

China establishes first integrated Quantum Communication Network

A team led by Pan Jian Wei, Chen Yu Ao, and Peng Cheng Zhi from the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei has established the first integrated quantum communication network in the world. It is comprised of more than 700 optical fibres and two ground-to-satellite links, achieving quantum key distribution over 4,600 kilometres across the large country. This was reported in the Nature magazine.

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Quantum Investment

Chinese Quantum Computing Companies. Stocks that you can add to your 2021 Stock Portfolio

We concentrate a great deal on the US market because the United States has some of the best visibility of all the Quantum technology companies coupled with an investment friendly environment. But no one can mistake the recent announcements from China that the nation is also working hard on building out their Quantum offering. China has also announced (like Google) that it has achieved Quantum supremacy. We take a look inside some of these Chinese Quantum Companies.

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Quantum Investment

Are Quantum Computing stocks a screaming buy for 2021?

Phew, 2020 was a roller coaster year. With Covid-19 dominating the headlines and dictating lives. But there has been an undercurrent of renewed interest in technology, in part due to accelerated changes brought on by covid, such as working from home. The technology sector has continued to accelerate its climb on the worlds markets despite early jitter as Covid-19 first emerged. Are there some trends which will drive more investors into deeper technologies such as Quantum Computing?

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New year new job? Could Quantum be the new industry of the roaring twenties?

As we close out another year and another decade, many pundits will be thinking about the next decade and what technological and science breakthroughs we can look forward to. A lot can happen in 10 years and the excitement in the speed of innovation with developments like the web, mobile and communications have many excited. Imagine 10 years in the development of the web – we went from cutesy home pages to full blown commerce. We might disagree about exactly what the future looks like, but how do you ensure you can still find work and employment in the new landscape?

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Algorithms

Gil Kalai’s Argument Against Quantum Computers – A Very Short Introduction

It is good to hear alternatives and from all sides of the Quantum debate and for that reason we introduce you to Prof. Gil Kalai. Gil has been one of the most vocal in sounding his objections against large scale Quantum Computers or HQCA (“Huge Quantum Computational Advantage”) , akin to quantum supremacy or quantum advantage. Gil has attracted comments from luminaries of the field such as Scott Aaronson. His latest post on this this (argument against quantum computing) has been published on his blog.

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Quantum Investment

Quantum Computing Stocks for your 2021 Portfolio

As 2020 heads into its final days and we recap on the horror of the corona virus, many will have noticed the resilience of many technology companies. Despite cries from many of over-valuation and “market top” the rising trend of higher prices is leading many to look for alternative investments that could unlock massive value – and for some Quantum has that potential. We list 7 stocks that you can buy right now to add to your stock portfolio.

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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from all at Quantum Zeitgeist

No doubt that this year has been a difficult time for many – if not just about everyone. But as the year comes to a close we have seen a massive uptick in interest in Quantum Computing, which can only be a very good thing. We’ve seen broadly a great deal more commercialism of Quantum Computing with release after release – especially into the cloud with announcements from Amazon for example of Bra Ket. So whilst 2020 has been dominated by Covid-19, Quantum Computing and its allied technologies have been a bit of a sleeper – quietly but surely improving, developing and seemingly becoming more useful.

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General Technology | Quantum Mechanics

Natural radiation problematic for developing quantum computers

With the potential to surpass the most powerful classical supercomputers, quantum computing is a very efficient and effective way to solve problems. By harnessing the complex and nigh-magical phenomena that is quantum mechanics, these new systems are showing a lot of promise to power innovations all around the world and in many different fields. Regular computers are powered by bits, but quantum computers use their own version called a qubit, much faster than a classical bit.

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Quantum Physics

One British Company Aims to make Quantum Chip Design Smarter

THE British based company, Quantopticon, was founded by a number of physicists who have been developing their software suite over the past two decades. Quantillion was developed with the purpose to help researchers and designers build smarter photonics devices. As the competition for building quantum computers and Qubits heats up, scientists are looking at ways to build more effective photonic devices, faster and more cost effectively. This is where the rapid prototyping software can replace physical prototyping in the design cycle.

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Quantum Internet

Caltech and Fermi test Quantum Internet Network

A team of Caltech researchers and collaborators from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) worked with Fermilab’s researchers to establish two testbeds. Using commonly available material and cutting edge quantum devices, they were able to teleport quantum information for a sustained period, sending the information to a point 44 kilometres away. The work, which is published […]

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Fun Stuff

Amazon wins Quantum Chess tournament

Starting on December 9, Q2B and Quantum Realm Games hosted a quantum chess tournament, and many leading quantum computing companies sent representatives to play. The games were all live-streamed on Twitch as well. After a long and hard battle, Amazon’s Aleksander Kubica was victorious.

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Fun Stuff | General Technology

Airbus announces Team Machine Learning Reply as winners of 2020 Airbus Quantum Computing Challenge

Originally hosted in 2019, Airbus’s Quantum Computing Challenge has finally announced the end of the competition. After the experts in engineering and flight physics of Airbus teamed up with many leading quantum computing academics and industry experts to make a decision, it was finally decided who won. The winner is Team Machine Learning Reply.

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Algorithms | Machine Learning | Quantum Machine Learning

Qiskit + PyTorch + Python = Quantum Machine Learning. Hybrid Quantum Machine Learning is getting easier.

For many in the classical Machine Learning community the question is when Quantum Computing gets pulled into the mix to create Hybrid Learning networks that consist of both classical and quantum components. As more and more researchers are looking at this lucrative area it should come as no surprise that it is possible to combine the classical and the quantum world to potentially exploit the best of both worlds.

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Algorithms | Quantum News

Phasecraft announces new research paper published by Physics and gains £3.7m funding

Phasecraft has made a breakthrough in quantum computing that will allow quantum theory to become a reality from mere research faster than ever. Dr. Ashley Montanaro led a team to develop and test new algorithms that can optimise and predict the needed quantum hardware capacity when running meaningful programs. This will let complex problem solving faster than classical supercomputers a reality.

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Quantum Computing Business News

Cambridge Quantum Computing successfully raises $45 million

Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) has just successfully raised $45 million, generously given by investors such as Honeywell Ventures, IBM Ventures, JSR Corporation, Serendipity Capital, Alvarium Investments, and Talipot Holdings. This large sum will be used to make commercialising quantum computing a closer reality as well as strengthening the company’s position as a leader in quantum computing software and applications.

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General Technology | Quantum News

Atos announces new system for assessing quantum performance, Q-score

Q-score is Atos’ new announcement, the world’s first universal quantum metric. It is applicable to all programmable quantum processors regardless of make and origin. The new metric measures effectiveness in tackling real-life problems that classical computers cannot solve. This is in contrast to only measuring theoretical performance. Atos is committed to delivering early and concrete benefits of quantum computing through Q-score after working with others in industrial and academic partnerships for five years to develop use-cases that employ quantum computing to solve.

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Education | General Technology

New study introduces measures on how a new quantum workforce should be trained

Recently, a newly published study has outlined several methods that colleges and universities can use when updating their curricula to help train new quantum workers that will enter the industry’s workforce. Rochester Institute of Technology Associate Professor Ben Zwickl, one of three researchers, suggested these methods after interviewing more than 20 managers working in quantum technology companies across the US.

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General Technology | Quantum News

Intel announces new 2nd-Gen Horse Ridge Cryogenic Quantum Control Chip

At a recent Intel Labs virtual event, the company revealed Horse Ridge II, a second-generation cryogenic quantum control chip. This is a milestone among others in Intel’s progress to overcome one of the toughest obstacles in quantum computing, scalability. Improving upon the first-generation chip from 2019, Horse Ridge II has enhanced capabilities and allows for increased integration to control quantum systems more precisely. Some of the new features are the ability to manipulate and read qubit states, as well as controlling the potential of several gates needed to entangle more than one qubit.

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Chinese researchers claim to have achieved quantum supremacy with Quantum Computer 1 trillion times faster than existing supercomputers

According to a paper published in the journal Science, China is now in possession of a quantum computer capable of blindingly fast calculations, trillions of times faster than what the fastest supercomputers today can do. The team of scientists that developed the quantum computer worked at the University of Science and Technology of China, located in central Hefei. The computer, Jiuzhang, was able to perform 1 trillion times faster than existing supercomputers.

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Quantum Internet

Quantum Internet. What is it? How will it impact your life?

The Internet has been a true revolution our own life-time (certainly mine since I first started getting online in the mid 90’s). Now as new technologies such as Quantum are starting to gain traction, could we see a Quantum Internet, i.e. an Internet that uses Quantum Physics at the core as a protocol. We explore what the Quantum Internet actually means and how it could impact on the future of almost everyone.

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Algorithms

Quantum Natural Language Processing (QNLP) with Prof. Bob Coecke

Here at Quantum Zeitgeist we like to cover interesting applications of Quantum Computing, including Quantum Machine Learning. Now we cover an interesting look at Quantum Natural Language Processing. Classical NLP has taken the world by storm is actively used in many products. Could Quantum Computing provide a new direction in the pursuit of richer and smarter applications and products? We find out from Prof. Coecke.

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Articles on Quantum Computing | Quantum Hardware

Amazon decides to build its own Quantum Computer

Since we covered the AWS (Amazon Web Services) service that enables quantum hardware on Amazons cloud platform (bra-ket) which employs third party hardware, it seems Amazon is keen to actually build its own quantum computing hardware. Many might argue it was only a matter of time, as Amazon has past experience of looking at trends and acting on them. It uses data heavily and mines for trends and opportunities. So if Amazon is interested in building a Quantum Computer this is good news, it has obviously seen some clear advantages of building its own devices.

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Algorithms | General Technology

Has DeepMind just cracked one of the biggest problems in Biology?

DeepMind isn’t just about teaching machine intelligence how to play games. Many of the projects the company is working on have very serious and very direct applications:especially when it comes down to biology. It should come as no surprise then to many that DeepMind is often cooking up something in their AI kitchen that could directly impact the ability to solve protein structure – the so called “Protein Folding” problem which has confounded researchers and scientists for decades.

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Quantum News | Quantum Physics

China has a new 71 site Bose–Hubbard quantum simulator for quantum electrodynamics research

As of late November 2020, The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) has announced its new breakthrough. Through collaboration with Heidelberg University in Germany and The University of Trento in Italy, they have successfully created a new 71 site Bose–Hubbard quantum simulator. This is groundbreaking for electrodynamics, especially gauge theory.

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General Technology | Quantum Companies

University of Sussex Adopting the Quantum path

The University of Sussex has announced that it will join the quantum race. It will make Universal Quantum it’s latest spin-out company, giving them a solid foothold in the industry. The tech company is led by quantum computing experts and native scientists Prof. Winfried Hensinger and Dr. Sebastian Weidt. Building the world’s first large-scale quantum computer is the goal in Universal Quantum’s sights.

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Articles on Quantum Computing | General Technology

As tech booms, are we in a Quantum Bubble?

Are we reliving the dot-com boom of the late 90’s which ended up seeing the downfall of a number of fledgling companies such as Pets.com? Out of that wreckage we saw plenty of wealth creation with companies such as Amazon and Google that have continued to innovate and provide many of the services we use today. Are we now facing the same issue of heady tech company valuations that are bleeding over into the Quantum Technology sector?

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Zapata announces $38 million Series B funding to further efforts on commercializing quantum computing technologies and applications

Zapata Computing Inc. today announced that it has raised $38 million in Series B funding, up to a total of $64 million. This round was led by Comcast Ventures, Pintango, and Prelude Ventures. Other Series A investors were also involved. These include BASP Venture Capital, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, and The Engine Accelerator Fund. New investors that joined for the first time are Ahren Innovation Capital, Alumni Ventures Group, Honeywell Venture Capital, ITOCHU Corporation, and Merck Global Health Innovation Fund. The investors all have faith in Zapata’s promise to bolster efforts to commercialize quantum computing. Zapata also shows how much it has progressed since last year’s Series A funding.

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General Technology | Quantum Computing

Real-world quantum computers would be possible sooner through new method of circuit compression

Any real-world quantum computer faces the challenge of needing to deal with errors with large numbers of physical qubits. These errors that accumulate are resource-intensive as well as time-consuming in terms of computation. Researchers have not found an effective software method that allows for quantum circuits to be compressed significantly, reducing the demands on hardware.

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Beijing Quantum Computing
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Chinese Quantum Research achieves multiple breakthroughs

Recently at a government-backed event called ‘Quantum Technology Frontier Experts and Innovations Workshop’ (approximate translation) in Beijing, we received an update from Xue Qi Kun, Head of Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences (BAQIS) and many more quantum experts. These experts shared the latest findings on Chinese quantum research and discussed the future of quantum computing. The subjects discussed were quantum state control, quantum computing and simulation, quantum networks, quantum information science, and many more.

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Quantum Computing Courses

CERN wants to teach the world Quantum Computing

CERN perhaps most famous for its circular atom smasher is now aiming to help the world better understand Quantum Computing and associated technologies. CERN is famous not just for the big large underground partice accelerator but it was the home of where Sir Tim Berners Lee invented the worldwide web and created the www that came to epitomize our interaction with the internet. Now they want to help people get a jump start on the Quantum Computing field.

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General Technology | Quantum Computing Companies

ColdQuanta get $32 million in funding round and UK government funding

ColdQuanta recently announced that $32 million was raised in Series A funding, and there will be more to come. Co-led by Global Frontier Investments and LCP Quantum Partners, they were joined by current investor Maverick Ventures and a new investor, Foundry Group. These funds will be used to develop quantum computers, quantum positioning systems, and real-time quantum signal processing.

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Articles on Quantum Computing | Quantum Computing Courses

We take an early glimpse at Microsoft’s new Quantum computing course

Microsoft is one of the most well known software companies on the planet that has reaches into operating systems, games (with Xbox) and even hardware. Microsoft also has numerous research centres which are focused on cutting edge computer science. As you might expect, Microsoft is working on Quantum Computing. We take a look at how Microsoft is helping people learn about the Quantum space, it’s Quantum programming language and software stack.

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Xanadu publishes Blueprint for a Scalable Photonic Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computer

Xanadu, one of the hottest Canadian start-ups has published it’s Blueprint for a Scalable Photonic Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computer. The extensive publication outlines how to build a modular photonic based Quantum Computer. There are a few candidates for Qubits – ranging from Ion traps to super conducting and photonic is one such candidate that has produced enormous potential for scale-up.

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Algorithms | Artificial Intelligence | Quantum Machine Learning

Could Quantum Neural Networks provide the edge over Classical Neural Networks?

A recent journal article aims to show significant advantages of using a quantum neural networks over their classical counter parts. Neural networks and Deep Learning have been one of the most most talked about areas of Machine Learning with the potential to power applications such as personal assistants, self driving cars, translation and a whole host of potential use-cases. In this latest paper, the authors outline how quantum based networks may offer training advantages and better dimensional properties with the ability to learn faster and more effectively.

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Algorithms | Quantum Computing

Shenzhen National Super-computing centre announces ambitious upgrade plan with sights on Quantum Computing

On October 27, it was revealed that the National Super-computing Centre in Shenzhen, China is planning to work on upgrading its supercomputer complex. The original report says the supercomputer will be at least 1000 times faster by 2022. It will be used in scientific, cloud computing, big data, and AI research among other subjects and fields.

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Articles on Quantum Computing

Baidu’s Quantum Computing market strategy is not just for China

Recently, Baidu Quantum Computing Institute Director Duan Run Yao talked about Baidu’s strategy and goals for the quantum computing market (10jqka and xinhuayuqing). From 2018, Baidu plunged itself into the quantum computing field, beginning research on quantum algorithms and quantum communications technology. So far the company is focusing on AI, cloud computing, and quantum architecture.

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Quantum People

We talk to Mark Webber about his work on Quantum Algorithms at Sussex University

Sussex University is well known for its Quantum technologies. Sussex located close to Brighton is also now the home of a new Quantum Spin-out out that we have introduced before named Universal Quantum which is harnessing Trapped Ion technologies to build a Quantum Computer. We spoke to Mark Webber who works with the founders of Universal Quantum on Quantum Algorithms and how they can be applied in the real world.

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Articles on Quantum Computing | Quantum Companies

Intel Stock craters again, but could the company be the best value Quantum Computing play?

The last earnings review for Intel was not kind. The sale of its memory business contributed to a massive decline of around 11% in its share price. Seemingly out-smarted by the the likes of AMD and NVIDIA, the chip maker seems to have fallen foul of Wall Street. But could the company which is the only chip maker that conducts research in Quantum Computing be one of the most under-valued ‘Quantum’ companies?

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Algorithms

PennyLane from Xanadu releases v0.12

The popular machine learning toolkit from Xanadu is now at release v0.12 which offers the following features:
New mixed-state simulator, Minimize the number of measurement settings for HW, Access the state vector from circuits, Quantum noisy channels, Preview the next-generation QNode

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Quantum Policy | Quantum Research

Summary of White House’s new report on Quantum Computing

On the 7th October 2020, the White House in the United States released a report, named Quantum Frontiers: Report on Community Input to the Nation’s Strategy for Quantum Information Science. In it, there are eight identified frontiers that have problems impeding progress. As a result, the American government sought advice and help from the quantum community, and this report describes some solutions to these problems.

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Articles on Quantum Computing

We talk to Zapata Computing about their new Scientific Advisory Board and the future of Quantum Computing

Zapata Computing has recently been making headlines with new access to its Orquestra service and availability across a number of platforms. Recently Zapata also re-shuffled its scientific advisory board to include notable figures in the Quantum Community. We ask Zapata about the changes happening and also about the future of Quantum Computing.

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Quantum Companies

Nu Quantum raises £2.1 million to help commercialise proprietary quantum photonics hardware

Nu Quantum, a quantum photonics company, managed to raise £2.1 million in seed funding when Amadeus Capital Partners led an investment round. Four other companies, Ahren Innovation Capital, IQ Capital, Cambridge Enterprise, and Martlet Capital, also invested in Nu Quantum following the latter’s pre-seed investment round last September. Seraphim Capital is a newcomer to investing […]

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Quantum Companies

NExt ApplicationS of Quantum Computing (NEASQC) project brings twelve companies and institutions to develop NISQ computing

The NExt ApplicationS of Quantum Computing (NEASQC) project in France will bring together a large group of experts from different industries and fields. These include experts in quantum computing, high-performance computing, AI, chemistry, and energy management. NEASQC intends to show that while completely fault-tolerant quantum computing with millions of qubits is still not available today, there remain practical uses for the NISQ (Noisy Intermediate- Scale Quantum) systems that will be available soon. NISQ computing has some advantages when running select applications, which can bring significant benefits to users such as those in industries.

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General Technology | Quantum Computing Companies

Quantum Computing Race Steps up the pace in Germany

As the race for Quantum Computing heats-up, Germany often seems suspiciously quiet from the perspective of the rest of the world. Historically Germany was one of the leaders of the Quantum revolution that began in the 1920’s and one hundred years later it is making use of its heavy research and industrial might to ensure that it remains core to the development of the Quantum industry.

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Quantum Books | Quantum Cloud | Quantum Programming

How Classic software developers can learn Quantum Computing

The quantum revolution is on its way. Whilst researchers are still finding the killer applications that take Quantum Computing into prime time that hasn’t stopped developers learning the basis of Quantum Computing and how to program qubits in a range of devices and simulators that come from the Likes of IBM, Microsoft and Google plus lesser known start-ups such as CQC (Cambridge Quantum Computing) and Xanadu.

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Quantum Cryptography

BT and Toshiba install first quantum secure industrial network in UK to protect production facilities’ information transfers

Today, BT and Toshiba Europe Limited announced the first industrial quantum-secure network in the UK. It transmits between the National Composites Centre (NCC), the world-leading composite research and development facility in the UK, and the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a pioneer in new digital engineering capabilities and a not-for-profit organisation.

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Algorithms | Articles on Quantum Computing

Volkswagen present at Qubits 2020 on how they aim to use Quantum Computing in their paint shop

Volkswagen built an algorithm built on AWS that used QPU’s from D-wave. The project was called Quantum Shuttle and was done at last years 2019 WebSummit conference in Lisbon. This was the first time a real-time service utilized a quantum processor. Here VW talk about using Quantum Computing to optimize the painting of their vehicles. […]

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Articles on Quantum Computing | Artificial Intelligence

Baidu’s new cloud quantum computing service first revealed

Last week Baidu held a developer conference in which it showcased Quantum Leaf, a new cloud quantum computing platform for programming, simulating, and running quantum workloads. Baidu says that Quantum Leaf is meant to provide a programming environment for quantum-infrastructure-as-a-service setups. It is also meant to work in tandem with Paddle Quantum, the development toolkit Baidu released earlier this year.

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Algorithms | Articles on Quantum Computing | General Technology | Quantum Computing Companies

Toshiba provides Ising machine capable of solving large combinatorial problems as it joins Azure Quantum

Across different industries, there are always complex optimisation problems to be encountered, including routing vehicles, managing supply chains, assessing risks, optimising portfolios, operating power grids, and more. Even with numerous complicated algorithms developed to efficiently handle select problems, a lot of real-world optimisation problems are still difficult to optimise. This is despite many advancements in […]

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Quantum Investment

When will we see Quantum IPOs?

Recently we have seen the likes of Lemonade, Unity, JFrog and Snowflake float. Despite the Covid-19 crisis, tech seems relatively immune to the pandemic virus which has gripped the world and the economy. But as we spend more time at home, technology has been one of the least affected sectors of the economy. But when […]

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Careers | Education | Quantum Computing Companies

Boosting Diversity and Inclusion in Quantum Computing at HBCU Centre

IBM Quantum’s grand project During 2020’s summer season, the U.S. saw numerous protests against systematic racism and police brutality against Black Americans. These protests were nationwide and marked a critical point for American racial and social justice. Such protests also had the effect of reminding tech companies and other industries to do more in providing […]

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Articles on Quantum Computing | Quantum Random Number Generator

Quantum Start-up of the day: Quantum Dice

If God were to play dice, he would play Quantum Dice! Today we focus on one company with a seemingly strange remit: that is to make numbers more random. For the uninitiated this doesn’t sound a huge problem until you realize that it is very difficult to make truly random numbers and much of modern security depends on truly random numbers. One start-up tackling this area is the Oxford Company named Quantum Dice.

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General Technology

NVIDIA and ARM to build World-Class AI Research Center in Cambridge, UK

Recently NVIDIA agreed to acquire ARM for around $40bn making the combined company a formidable force in the world of classical computing which will now include CPU’s as well as GPU’s. Right now NVIDIA is not involved in the Quantum space, but we think that might well change in the future as the whole area of Quantum Machine Learning heats up. Now the UK will benefit from a new Artificial Intelligence research centre.

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Quantum Research

Creating fault-tolerant quantum computation

Noise and errors are some of the major problems that plague the field of quantum computing. There should be no surprise then that research teams around the globe are looking at ways to reduce noise and come up with clever schemes to deal with errors that take place during computing. Now a team at IBM have come up with a new methodology that enables a Quantum Computer to better compensate for errors.

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General Technology

The Many Worlds of Sean Carroll: A review of Something Deeply Hidden

Go to any conference on Quantum and take a straw poll about which interpretation of Quantum Mechanics the audience prefers and you’ll likely find the Many Worlds interpretation beats out many of the even well accepted conventions such as the Copenhagen interpretation, or even Bohmian Mechanics or QBism. We review the latest book from Sean Carroll exploring the nature of our Quantum reality and excitingly explores Many Worlds.

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Quantum Platforms

New Operating System for UK’s Quantum Computers

Last year and earlier this year we reported on the development of Riverlane’s Quantum Operating system named DeltaFlow.OS and it’s funding of 7.6m (GBP). The operating system is the key to getting better performance and capacity from quantum hardware. Now Riverlane have announced that the operating system has now reached a point of maturity where it could be used.

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General Technology

President Trump gives Quantum and AI $1 billion and 12 new institutes

The Whitehouse today has announced that it will fund 12 new institutes with a massive funding splurge to ensure that the US remains competitive in artificial intelligence and quantum computing. In the next 5 years, one billion dollars (US$) is earmarked for the two sectors which are taking the world by storm, with AI perhaps the most visible. But importantly Quantum Science has been recognised as an industry of the future.

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When will AMD join the Quantum Computing Race?

The processor company famous for producing processors to rival Intel in today’s market has gathered increasing demands for it’s product as people are stuck inside under lock-downs and restrictions across the globe to prevent the spread of Covid-19. As the world desperately seeks more computational clout, could AMD also go into Quantum? Why don’t more […]

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President Trump ear marks an extra 30% spending for Quantum Computing and AI

The new proposal released on Friday sanctions a spending increase of around 30% in the non-defense budget for artificial intelligence and quantum information science, which will include Quantum Computing. Recently there has been renewed interest in the competitive threats from China and the news realizes an effort to ensure the US remains competitive in emerging technologies.

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MNIST data and Quantum Machine Learning
Algorithms | Quantum Machine Learning

Single Photon Quantum Machine Learning improves on Classical result

The team at Google have recently published a paper: “Single-Photon Image Classification” describing how applying a quantum transformation can improve the accuracy of determining MNIST (digits) or MNIST (fashion) with just a single photon. In the toy model, the team show that for the quantum setup, an improvement in accuracy up to almost 41.27% for MNIST is achievable, almost double the classical set-up accuracy of 21.27%.

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Quantum Computing Business News | Quantum Computing Companies

Amazon Braket hits Prime Time: AWS Quantum Computing with Braket is released to the Public

Not even one year ago Amazon launched its quantum computing cloud service. The service named Braket. No that is not a typo. Braket is named after the notation that quantum scientists used: Bra’s and Ket’s. But the name will likely just be called “bracket” in terms of pronunciation, we suspect. Now Amazon is making Amazon Braket open for General Release.

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Why back to the Future won’t be like you think it will be. Quantum Computing Predictions

Predicting the future is hard. Really hard. Just look at science fiction movie classics such as Back to the Future. Imagining what the future can bring is a tricky task that very few have been able to attain. Sure we can often get the trends right, but it is often the most disruptive breakthroughs that change everything. Think Lasers, Microprocessors – almost unimaginable in the 1950’s. But are we now in the 1950’s of Quantum Computing?

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Quantum Physics

Quantum Breakthrough with Efficient learning of quantum noise

A recent paper published in Nature Physics has highlighted progress in dealing with noise in quantum systems. Noise represents one of the biggest barriers to effective and practical quantum computing as the qubit count increases. The team from Sydney show a new protocol for dealing with a 14-qubit super conducting system. The work allows a correlation matrix ro be constructed highlighting interactions between qubits that has not previously been detected.

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Algorithms | Quantum Programming | Quantum Research

Toyota and Microsoft Quantum reduce carbon emissions 20% with Azure Quantum

Sadly the world still runs on carbon and despite the need to reduce it, or eliminate it completely there are still plenty of gas guzzlers on the road. The question is whether any optimization could help the environment without going full electric. Microsoft, Toyota and Jij worked on using Quantum algorithms to efficiently help traffic flow around the streets of Japan.

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Bletchley Park
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Bletchley Park: The birthplace of the Computer. Quantum Zeitgeist visits after lock-down

The home of the computer is a place that often gets overlooked. In the United Kingdom during the war, a mathematician and logician named Alan Turing and a whole host of other individuals (Bill Tutte, Tommy Flowers and countless more) were responsible for breaking the WW2 Nazi codes on the site of an mansion house: Bletchley Park. The byproduct of this effort was the computer has become ubiquitous. We visited after lock-down to see where the beginning of modern history began.

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Articles on Quantum Computing

How Quantum Computing could transform your business. The 3 minute introduction to how Quantum Computing could change everything.

There is a lot of hype around quantum computing. Some are erroneously touting that Quantum Computing can speed up all our lives and make encryption insecure. Separating fact from fiction is key to understanding what QC can and cannot do for your business. Here we outline some of the key take-away messages from Quantum Computing.

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Articles on Quantum Computing | Quantum Computing Companies

5 Chinese Quantum Companies that you will already have heard of

As the interest in Quantum Computing, Quantum cryptography and the Quantum Internet grows, don’t be fooled into thinking that the breakthroughs we are seeing will always happen in western nations. The Chinese are coming and they are also working on Quantum technologies. We’ll highlight five of the largest technology companies in China that have an interest in Quantum Computing and technology.

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If the US fears Chinese TikTok, might more investment flow into American Quantum Companies and Research?

TikTok has taken the social media world by storm. The network enables people to send short movie clips to each other. The dedicated site service appears to have caught some of the existing players off guard. But more importantly than what it does is where it does it… China. The Chinese owned company has created headlines with President Trump threatening to ban the service in the United States. However what about the competitive threat in the Quantum Computing arena from China?

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Quantum Computing. What should CEO’s know about the emerging technology?

Unless you have been living in a cave, you must have heard of quantum computing, the field that is set to overturn the world as we know it – or is it? For sure there is a great deal of quantum hype in the field. But what should you tune into and how might Quantum developments impact your business. We highlight some thinking around Quantum Computing with the aim to shine light on developments which could mean Quantum Computing is more disruptive than the Internet.

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Intel share price craters, but it is the only chip maker investing in Quantum Computing

The last few months have not been kind to Intel, which is a giant of the computer processor world with competition from the likes NVIDIA, AMD Micron and ARM. In fact it may purchase ARM. No doubt being a chip maker is competitive business. However when it comes to Quantum Computing, there is only one mainstream manufacturer investing in research into Quantum Technologies: Intel.

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Thousands of students join two week Qiskit summer school to learn Quantum programming

Qiskit, the guys and gals behind the very popular quantum computing language have just completed their first two week Qiskit summer school. The popular programme was over subscribed as students scrambled for limited lab space, although the course was open to pretty much all. The programme introduced quantum computing, qubits, quantum physics and how to build quantum circuits.

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Australia must invest in Quantum Computing to prepare for future pandemics

The field of Quantum Computing is still searching for killer applications. Despite a number of promising applications such as Shor’s algorithm, Grover and HHL, Quantum Computing has not made a material impact on sectors such as medicine. The founder of Sydney startup Q-CTRL states that Quantum Computing could deliver new tools for drug development which could help in the event of any future pandemics.

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Quantum Investment

How to invest in quantum computing the easy way

Investing in technology might seem a no-brainier with ever growing share prices of technology stocks such as amazon and google. But what about investing in emergent technology such as quantum computing and allied technologies. We illustrate some easy ways to get traction in the quantum computing space and invest in what may turn out to be one of the most important industries of the future.

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Could IBM re-invent itself and become the King of Quantum Cool?

I grew up in the twilight time between home computers and PC’s or more specifically IBM compatible PCs. The early nineties were a mix of playing with primitive machines like the BBC micro, spectrum machines and the Commodore 64. But it was the IBM PC that really set me on the journey into computing, science and much more. Here was a proper business machine that could be used at home for everything from spreadsheets to games to word-processing to developing read world applications.

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ORCA Computing raises almost £3m seed funding in boost for British Quantum Computing

Quantum Computers could become more mainstream then previously thought possible. New investment into QC takes off with ORCA computing raising £2.9m in their seed round to develop photonic based Quantum Computers. “Light contained within optical fibers is also an excellent carrier of quantum information but so-far several challenges have prevented optical fiber playing a role […]

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Which Quantum Programming Language should you learn?

Just like classical programming languages such as C++, Python, JavaScript or even the ancient but still useful FORTRAN there are reasons to select one language over another. For example FORTRAN can still run pretty fast but lacks the ease of use and the libraries of Python which can be slower. But what about in the Quantum space, what language is appropriate? Here we’ll highlight languages that are suitable for almost anyone to get into Quantum programming.

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Banking and the Quest for Quantum Dominance

As we have been saying at QZ for a long time, Banking and Finance will be one of the first major use cases of Quantum Computing. Coupled with the funds and the need to explore any advantages, banks are looking at Quantum Computing with interest. The latest piece from the times explores how RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) is working with Quantum Computing company 1Qbit.

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Microsoft’s AI Business School

We like to surface new learning materials and we came across Microsoft’s very business focused AI/Machine Learning portal which helps understand the importance of using AI in a variety of sectors from Retail to education. Each pathway of learning is tailored to a specific theme. There are learning paths for Financial Services, Healthcare, Retail, Manufacturing, Government and Education.

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Rahko win title of Hottest Quantum Startup

Rahko a British Quantum Start-up is concentrated on building the capability to model the behaviour of drugs and chemical reactions, and design advanced materials with greater speed and accuracy than what is currently possible, at reduced cost. The company was entered with IQM, Oxford Quantum Circuits and Phasecraft for the Europas Award 2020. Rahko states […]

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World Economic Forum issues call to address Quantum Security challenges

The WEF (World Economic Forum) has issued a piece asking for the community to take seriously the implications of Quantum Computing. This is because quantum computing has the potential to break the systemically important cryptographic underpinnings of the infrastructure on which enterprises and the wider digital economy rely. In addition the community must also ensure that security doesn’t itself become a barrier to the progress and development of quantum computing.

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How much would you have made if you invested 1000$ in Quantum ETF QTUM one year ago

We have written about quantum computing as an investment possibility and the public companies that are investing and building research and development in Quantum Computing. Companies such as Microsoft and IBM are heavily invested and for many this is the only way to invest in the Quantum sector. However there is another way – the QTUM fund which puts together many companies allied to quantum computing into one fund. We looked at the performance of the fund over the last year.

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Will a new high level quantum programming language, Silq, take on existing languages?

At QZ we always get excited when we see a new framework or programming language. A team of researchers at have created a new high level language which aims to make programming quantum computers more intuitive resulting in more efficient gate usage – well that that is the aim of Silq, which is a new high-level programming language for quantum computing with a strong static type system, developed at ETH Zürich.

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The year 2020 is when Quantum Computing finally becomes a “thing”

The surge of interest in the field over the last few years signals that we at the point where quantum computing is now “a thing”. Students are asking to study computing computing and whether there are any undergraduate degrees. High-school students can attend summer schools on QC. Popular online learning platforms are hosting QC courses. Major name (and some less well known) tech companies are building Quantum Computers.

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IQM gets massive new tranche of funding

The finish company IQM has obtained a grant for €2.5M and investment of up to €15M. The EIC awarded the funds to IQM and long with other sources IQM has recieved around $30M in funding so-far. The EIC is the European EIC Accelerator program which provides funding to start-ups that fit its criteria (IQM received its maximum grant).

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Google's Quantum Processor: Sycamore in Cubist style! Google, IBM, Microsoft and Amazon are all involved in pushing Quantum Computing innovation.
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10 things you need to know about Quantum Computing right now

The origins of Quantum Computing date back a few years, starting with Richard Feynman and David Deutsch. The latter was the first to show there was a quantum algorithm advantage possible. That is that some algorithms could be run faster using quantum mechanical principles than existing classical computers. That doesn’t apply to all algorithms but in principle it works. Later algorithms emerging from the likes of Peter Shor and Lov Grover have shown that Quantum Computers may be able to factorize numbers much faster and searching can be done faster than conventional algorithms.

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Elon Musk's SpaceX - might the Quantum domain be next?
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When will Elon Musk start a Quantum Computing Company?

The weekend saw history made as Elon Musk’s company SpaceX put men into space – the first private manned flight – ever. The astronauts are on their was to the ISS (International Space Station) and as history continues to be made, it got us wondering about the Technological and Business accomplishments made by Elon and what the future holds for him. In fact now could be the time to start his own Quantum Computing company as we see massive technological developments in the field.

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Cluster your record collection?
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Quantum Machine Learning: Quantum K-means clustering

Clustering has proved to be an important concept in classical machine learning, in the process a series of data is clustered, usually according to some measure of distance which corresponds to how close data points are to each other. The data points could be anything, such as people where a point in space is represented as an N dimensional feature, for example hair color, eye color, age,… etc. Points which are closer together are more alike. The algorithm allows for separation into a number of predefined clusters K.

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Quantum Devices…that simply aren’t?

Quantum can be an over-used term. Here at QZ it applied chiefly to the field of quantum science which is an established science with repeatable observations. Sure it is a theory but that doesn’t mean anything can get a Quantum label as some product makers think. Buzz terms are all part of the marketing patter […]

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Business Books (Bezonomics)

In addition to our reviews on Quantum Computing that include Quantum Books, we also read a lot of science and Business books. As we see so many Quantum Start-ups enter the field, we thought we would include some of our best business books that we have enjoyed that you many also like and gain value from – even if you are not creating your own Quantum Business Venture.

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Tencent accelerates the pace of China's Quantum Computing involvement.
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Tencent to invest $70 billion in infrastructure including Quantum Computing

Keen not to become technological laggards the Chinese are not holding back when it comes to investing in Quantum technology. Tencent Holdings, the Chinese technology giant has $70 billion ear-marked for investment in everything from cloud to IOT and of course Quantum Computing. Perhaps best known for its WeChat messaging app, Tencent is looking to expand its range of appeal and products, particularly as consumer growth is muted.

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Exclusive Interview with Kitty Yeung, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Quantum

Kitty Yeung PhD is responsible for some of the coolest Quantum Educational materials we have ever seen. Her comic book style format for learning about Qubits, Quantum gates and Quantum algorithms is insanely popular. We talk to her about her path to being SPM at Microsoft and how she has managed to combine her love of science, her artistry and flair for education.

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Microsoft Azure for Quantum Computing is coming soon

Microsoft is one of the larger technology companies that has invested heavily in Quantum technologies by developing it’s technologies for both hardware and software tooling and language too (Q#). It is now taking Quantum to the cloud by bringing it to its popular Azure platform. Amazon is one Microsoft’s main competitors in the cloud computing and now cloud quantum computing space.

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Samsung launches phone with Quantum Security

It had to happen. Finally there is a quantum device that the consumer can buy. OK, its not a quantum computer but it will employ some of the technology that has been developed over the last few years. The tie up with SK Telecom (South Korea Telecom) will see Samsung launch a Galaxy version of their smart phone that employs Quantum security. SK Telecom has been working on Quantum Encryption for a number of years, but this is the first time that consumers can buy a smart-phone with Quantum Encryption.

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Finland to Build Quantum Computer

The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) is launching a project to build Finland’s first quantum computer. The beginning phase of this three-phase project is seeking to improve Finland’s ability to design and build quantum computers, and to create an ecosystem and user base for future applications.

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As IBM announces its 18th Quantum Computer going live, how many is enough?

IBM has stated it now has 18 Quantum Computers online and functioning. In the last four years IBM has been actively rolling out its Quantum Experience offering which enables anyone anywhere to use its Quantum Computers via the cloud. But how many quantum computers is enough? Will Quantum Computers become so ubiquitous that everyone almost everyone on the planet will eventually own one, just like the computers we have today.

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Learning Quantum Mechanics doesn’t have to be traumatic

Unfortunately some have developed a fear of maths and fear of science – especially physics. Sometimes this is literally just down to the way its taught. To better understand the field of Quantum Computing, you might want to also have a look at understanding quantum mechanics – the foundation on which it is all built. We will look one book which is a great introduction to Quantum Mechanics. The book is written by the legendary Leonard Susskind who is professor of Theoretical physics at Stanford University.

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Quantum computing startup Pasqal employs Google backed Cirq framework

Pasqal works on building Quantum computing hardware and was founded in 2019 to exploit the technology developed by the Institute of Options in France. It’s technology uses large 2D arrays of neutral atoms to form its qubits. Pasqal’s latest announcement states its intention to work with the cirq quantum computing framework which is open-source but backed by one of the largest players in Quantum Computing: Google.

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Education | Quantum Books

Quantum Computing: A Gentle Introduction Review

Published by MIT press and relatively inexpensive for a textbook coming in at just under $30 the book by Rieffel and Polak is a fully fledged Quantum Computing textbook. It might not be as common or as popular as Mike and Ike (The Quantum Bible) but I think it represents extremely good value for money for those wanting a little more detail but not so much detail it is over-whelming.

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The Devs guide to Quantum Computing

One of the best sci-fi series in a long time now airing on Hulu involves a Quantum Computer in a mysterious box which simulates events. For some viewers it might be the first time they hear terms like qubits or multiverse. So here is a short guide to Quantum terms you might encounter which give you a short summary.

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TV series Devs could spark even more interest in Quantum Computing

If you haven’t been following, Devs a Californian silicon valley based drama series on Hulu has captivated millions with its science fiction theme and mention of Quantum computing. For many this might be the first time that they have heard of quantum computing. Without going into the accuracy of the series, you can be sure of one thing. That is that it will create even more interest in Quantum Computing.

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Quantum Cloud

National Science Foundation Pushes into the Quantum Cloud

The Quantum Cloud is much like the computing cloud that we all typically know about and use (often unknowingly). Services such as AWS (amazon web services) are cloud services which means that companies such as QuantumZeitgeist do not need to run on rack of our own physical hardware. Making sense in today’s technological climate, the NSF is making funds available for those wanting to use Cloud Quantum Computing as a service with the aim of enhancing certain key areas.

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Aussies come up with warmer qubits

The Aussie researchers at UNSW University of New South Wales have come up with Quantum Computing qubits that operate at much higher temperatures than existing technologies used by the likes of IBM and Google. Granted they are still pretty cold, but the new qubits could be step forward to room temperature devices.

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Has Stephen Wolfram Cracked the Secret to the Universe?

Since I first read a New Kind of Science from Stephen Wolfram, about a way of using elementary rules to build ever more complex outcomes I was captivated. However beyond some interesting patterns and nice pictures, there was no real way to use the developments in a day-to-day use. Stephen Wolfram has now published new work showing how simple network mappings could represent fundamental physics.

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The Future is DARQ

The acronym D.A.R.Q you may not have heard of – but since last year the term has started to gain traction. First coined by Accenture in their 2019 report, it stands for the following: Distributed ledgers, AI, extended Reality and Quantum Computing. Many consultancies such as McKinsey and Accenture are focused on ensuring that their clients remain competitive in the face of rapidly emergent technologies. More and more organisations are starting to think about Quantum Computing seriously and the new framework from Accenture whole-heatedly embraces Quantum as one of the technologies underpinning the future.

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Investing in a Quantum Future with games

You may have seen past articles featuring a Quantum Computing Game which is being produced from folk at the University of Durham amongst other Quantum Computing luminaries. The aim of the game is to create a learning environment that makes learning and really getting to grips with Quantum Computing possible in a fun and accessible manner. Well now that game is seeking funding that means anyone can play a role in helping the Quantum field as well as sharing in the success of the game.

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Quantum Physics

All that glitters: The hunt for the elusive Majorana particle found in Gold

Scientists at the University of California, Riverside; MIT and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have observed evidence of Majorana fermions. These are particles theorised to also be their own antiparticle. Discovered to exist on the surface of a common metal: gold. This is the first sighting of Majorana fermions on a platform that can potentially be scaled up. The importance lies in their ability to be used to construct quantum bits or qubits.

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Creator of Game of Life John H. Conway succumbs to Corona-virus

One of the worlds most notable mathematicians unfortunately died from Corona virus on the 11th April 2020. John H. Conway was a giant in the field who introduced a whole generation to a new way to create and simulate using cellular automation in 1970. Incredibly influential and inspired many after him such as Stephen Wolfram to develop his ideas further. John did not stop there and contributed more to the field then we can do justice here – as he worked on so many fields including Geometry and Game theory.

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Quantum Computing company gets approval in fight against COVID-19

The Canadian based company named 1QBit is now approved by regulators to deploy its AI tool for scanning chest X-rays for Covid-19. Clearance for the xrAI chest radiology tool was expedited due to growing concerns over the course of the Corona virus (Covid-19) and regulators around the globe are under pressure to approve possible treatments or technologies that might offer patient advantage.

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Careers | Education

Do we need to teach children Quantum Computing?

Is it important or necessary teach children the basics of Quantum Computing? As more children are spending time at home and out of the classroom, parents are taking a closer look at their children’s education. Coupled with possible massive changes in the global economy wrought by the corona virus, parents are understandably nervous about their children’s future.

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Quantum Computing Book review: Quantum Computing since Democritus by Scott Aaronson

Scott Aaronson is a legend amongst the Quantum Computing luminaries. Known for his no-bulls**t approach to talking about Quantum Computing, Scott is one of the brightest minds actively researching the field and his focus is often on the question as to whether Quantum Computing can actually give a computational speed-up. That is not to say the Scott is sceptical – he simply wants to put Quantum Computing on a firm footing.

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Splunk goes Quantum

Splunk (the listed company) is best known for its searching capability to interrogate data from a variety of sources such as machine generated logs but that could be applied to virtually anything. Splunk has joined forces with Quantum Computing Inc. in an effort to turn it’s attention to fledgling Quantum Inspired software. Quantum Computing Inc […]

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Quantum Book Review: Dancing with Qubits

First off, I must admit I do not like the name. It sounds a little naff, rather contrived and a bit “out there”. Anyhow I ploughed on regardless and bought the relatively inexpensive book on Amazon. The book is over 400 pages and retails for less than 50$ which is relatively cheap compared to many texts in the quantum space.

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Could the Corona Virus cause a Quantum Winter?

Even if you are hiding out in your bunker somewhere in New Zealand to hide from the Corona virus you cannot fail to notice the widespread financial impact of the virus – especially in Europe which is though to be ahead of the curve in terms of severity, compared to North America. Around the world equities (stocks) are falling as people take notice of the fallout that is occurring to countries around the globe which seems as if there is no end in sight.

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Running a Quantum Algorithm with Strangeworks new Quantum Platform

There is now a really easy way to get into Quantum Computing and Quantum Programming. Strangeworks have made a real effort with their new platform in making it easy and simply to use, intuitive with all the functionality that you need. If you want an outline of the new service currently in beta with Strangeworks, look at a previous article on the Strangeworks Community Platform.

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Honeywell claims they are on the brink of unveiling one of the worlds most powerful Quantum Computers

You’d be forgiven for not knowing much about Honeywell (NYSE: HON). It’s name is synonymous in our family for the thermostatic controls it makes. I don’t think I’ve ever bought a Honeywell product in my life, however my plumber has on my behalf. Anyway, we listed last year an article on public companies that are working on Quantum Computing, and Honeywell is one of those companies.

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Canada’s Quantum Computing Company D-wave launches Leap 2 for Quantum Applications

Unless you have been sleeping you will have likely heard of the Quantum Computing Company D-wave and their Quantum Annealing computer – which works a little bit differently to gate based Quantum Computers such as IBM and Google. One of the first to commercialise quantum computing technology D-wave have steadily been increasing their Qubit count […]

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Chicago brings Quantum Internet one bit closer

If you have not heard about the Quantum Internet, it might sound like science fiction, but the Quantum Internet is getting a little closer to a working reality. Scientists from around the world have steadily been increasing the distance at which typically photons can be entangled. Recently there was a similar announcement from Chinese Scientists.

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Intel and QuTech detail their Quantum Control Chip named Horse Ridge

We have seen an announcement from Intel sometime back last year regarding their cryogenic control chip, but details were rather scant. The partnership between Intel and QuTech (Delft University of Technology) has resulted in a chip that enables easier control and scaling of qubits, which could help researchers in their quest to improve the number of addressable qubits that can be used in Quantum Computing.

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Careers

Monday Morning Blues? Learn Quantum Computing!

Has Monday rolled around again and you really feel you should be doing more in your working life? One of the secrets of successful people is that they keep learning and growing in new fields and areas. Nothing, especially in the technology space stays the same forever. Technologies get outmoded and out of date pretty quickly. Just go back a few years and there was “Big Data” everywhere. Now this phrase embarrassingly crops up from time to time, but was rightly considered a buzz word or phrase.

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Will the Quantum Age turn out to be like the Nuclear Age of the 1950’s?

The Jetsons! Remember the futuristic TV series where everything was supposed to be better? Or did you know that in 1957 the Ford Motor company actually built a nuclear powered concept car called the Nucleon. What happened to the explosion (excuse the pun) of interest in nuclear power (especially fusion) that was supposed to be a panacea for the world’s energy needs.

The Nucleon passenger car was to run from nuclear fission in place of a gasoline. But the car never entered mainstream production. Could the Quantum Computing field be in the equivalent of the 1950’s when it comes to Nuclear power? All the hallmarks are there, enormous promise, untested technology and the science hasn’t caught up with fantasy or desire. Will useable functioning Quantum Computers turn out to be always 50 years away?

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Learning the Julia Language

You may not have heard of Julia the language. But I’m pretty sure you have heard of python. In this article we’ll explore some of the syntax behind the Julia language and why it might be an interesting alternative to commonly used languages such as python used in data science and in quantum information and […]

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Quantum Computing Company of the Day: Multiverse Computing

We at QuantumZeitgeist love our origination stories of the names of the companies we are profiling. Today brings us another creatively named business “Multiverse Computing”, which for many is a nod to David Deutsch, who is one of the progenitors of the Multiverse (literally multiple universes). What does Multiverse Do? Multiverse provides hyper-efficient software for […]

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Quantum Computing Company of the Day: Zapata Computing

The name Zapata reminds us of Frank Zappa. Simply just can’t break that association. For those who don’t already know Frank Zappa, he was one of the most creative non-conforming musicians, who could play just about any musical instrument. We’ll see that perhaps this universal ability to interface with any “hardware” is proving to be quite important in the Quantum Computing space, much like Frank Zappa, able to pick up a guitar or drum sticks.

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Quantum Computing Company of the Day: QC Ware

One of the granddaddy’s in the dedicated Quantum Computing space, QC Ware was way back founded in 2014, which is quite an aeon at the current pace of quantum technology. Back in 2014, there was no IBM Q Experience cloud service (with just 5 qubits), however QCWare was already on the scene with its Quantum Computing consulting. Started by founders Matt Johnson, Randall Correll and KJ Sham and has noted advisors (Chief Scientific Advisor) such as Scott Aaronson who is very well known in Quantum Computing space.

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Quantum Computing Company of the Day: Strangeworks

The Quantum Company started by (William Hurley) Whurley always makes me smile every-time I hear the name, in part because it sounds slightly odd, but is such a clever portmanteaux I’m rather annoyed that I didn’t think of it myself. Even StrangeWorks founder’s name is a conjoined word (Whurley) from his first and second name and even makes sense too.

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What Quantum Computing Developments will happen in 2020…and beyond

We are now in the roaring twenties as some commentators have mentioned referencing the nineteen twenties, and that could be good or bad – after all the 1920’s was quite a turbulent period, ending with the 1929 Stock market crash. But what will quantum scientific developments bring for the development of the quantum computing field and other nascent areas such as Quantum Machine Learning (which you may have heard of), as Machine Learning is everywhere.

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The worst keep secret ever. Google achieves Quantum supremacy and then it doesn’t.

The most exciting weekend ever for those in the Quantum Computing space as a report was published stating that Google had achieved quantum supremacy. Basically supremacy means: Quantum supremacy is the potential ability of a quantum computer to solve problems that classical computers practically cannot. Wikipedia That potentially we are on the cusp on the next biggest […]

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How to invest in the Quantum Computing revolution, public companies you can invest in right now

Unless you’ve been sleeping you must have heard about QC or quantum computing which threatens to overturn the world as we know it, impacting everything from the internet to Cryptography. But how do you get involved and play a part in this nascent revolution. The way to invest in Quantum Computing Perhaps the easiest way […]

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Quantum Computing Companies (134 companies)

Here is a list of all the Quantum Computing Companies that we track here at Quantum Zeitgeist. We have profiles on each of the below companies. Here is the list of Quantum Computing Companies around the globe (134 Companies). 1QBit A* Quantum Accenture Airbus Group Alibaba Group Alpine Quantum Technologies Gmbh Ankh.1 Anyon Systems Inc […]

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