Podcast of the Quantum Supremacy debate

MIT have got a great podcast, so we thought we would share it. For those who need a little intro – Google achieved something they claim is Quantum Supremacy – that is the ability to perform a computation faster on a Quantum Computer compared to a classical machine (like the machine you are reading this on). The problem that Google solved has no real purpose other then to illustrate a proof of principle, but the known algorithm to solve the problem on a classical machine is vastly time-consuming compared to a Quantum Algorithm. Hear the debate and understand why IBM and Google are fighting.

…to describe the point where quantum computers can do things that classical computers can’t

John preskill 2012 on Quantum Supremacy

You can read more about the story from MIT here.