General Technology | Quantum Landscape

Canadian government invests in quantum computing to strengthen nation’s quantum offering

On March 11, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced that the Canadian government will invest $40 million in D-Wave Systems. This will support a $120-million quantum computer hardware and software development project. The investment will help Canada ensure it stays at the forefront of international quantum technology development.

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Education | General Technology

The Julia Language goes from strength to strength as it hits version 1.6 milestone

We are Quantum Zeitgeist love the Julia language and we think you will too. We liken it to the natural successor to Python. It does a great deal of what python does today but natively. Julia is also a great language for quantum computing simulations because its inbuilt libraries can handle Linear Algebra with total ease. We have written about Julia before and some of the advantages the language can offer.

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General Technology | Microsoft Q# Tutorial | Quantum Computing Courses

Microsoft ups the ante in push for Quantum literacy with new Quantum course recommender

Microsoft is one of the top three language players in the Quantum space where it supports the open source language Q#. Other open-source languages such as Qiskit and Cirq from IBM and Google are challengers to be the most adopted Quantum languages employed by developers and researchers. In the quest to own the Quantum Computing ecosystem, each language is supporting existing developers and hoping to bring new developer’s into the fold. Now Microsoft is making it easier for learners to find their level of quantum computing and aims to build a curriculum around their needs.

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General Technology | Quantum Physics

New York Physicists Program Nanolight

A quantum physicist team affiliated with the Max Planck–New York City Center for Nonequilibrium Quantum Phenomena recently developed a novel platform capable of controlling light at a nanoscale wavelength. They manipulated the light by programming a layered crystal’s electromagnetic response. Other than controlling nanolight itself, this discovery can potentially lead to new quantum information processing and imaging capabilities.

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General Technology | Quantum Applications

Cambridge Quantum Computing publishes paper on largest Natural Language Processing implementation on a Quantum Computer

Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) recently announced a new paper on March 2, 2021, titled ‘QNLP in Practice: Running Compositional Models of Meaning on a Quantum Computer’. Its subject is the largest implementation of Natural Language Processing (NLP) tasks on a quantum computer to date. The paper is currently available on a repository in pre-print form.

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General Technology | Quantum Landscape

BP joins IBM Quantum Network to pioneer use of Quantum technology in energy

BP (the energy giant) has joined the IBM Quantum Network to advance the use of quantum computing technology in the energy industry. As an Industry Partner, BP will have access to IBM’s quantum assets and expertise through the cloud. Currently, BP will be able to use a 65-qubit quantum computer as well as be involved in an important milestone on the IBM roadmap, a 1,000+ qubit system scheduled for the end of 2023.

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Strangeworks, the Texas based Quantum Computing Company refreshes its offering

Strangeworks is perhaps one of the lesser known QC companies. Whilst we haven’t heard from the company in a while we are pleased to note the company has been busy beefing up its software offering. The claim is that Strangeworks can allow users to run quantum code from all major frameworks and in jupyter notebooks. That means you can use Strangework’s software to interact with a variety of platforms and languages such as Cirq, Qiskit, Q# and more.

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