Quantum Games as Google Celebrates World Quantum Day

In celebration of world quantum day, the Quantum AI team at Google has introduced a new quantum game known as the Qubit Game. The game was built to help beginners understand quantum computing and the principles in which quantum computers operate. The Qubit game will introduce people to the world of quantum computing and help build a quantum ecosystem with more experts in the field.

Quantum computers are a relatively new technology that can solve problems much faster than conventional computers. Today’s computers are based on binary bits, which can be either 0 or 1. On the other hand, quantum computers use qubits that can be both 0 and 1 simultaneously. This allows them to process exponentially more data and drastically speed up calculations.

However, there are a number of challenges related to building practical quantum computers. One of them is the lack of a sufficient quantum workforce and the high-level physics and quantum terms used in this field.

Cutting Through Complex Jargon

Quantum computing is filled with complex jargon and high-level quantum physics, which makes it difficult for many people to understand. As much as this new technology has the potential to solve complex industrial problems and also introduce new ways of doing things, we need people who are interested in the field to become experts and enlarge the quantum ecosystem.

The world quantum day was set aside not only to celebrate the achievements and progress in quantum computing but to also educate people on what quantum computing is all about, how quantum computing can improve their lives and businesses in a realistic way and how they can get involved in this new revolution. 

These can be done in many ways – from introducing students in high schools and colleges to keeping people abreast with quantum news and also training people to become experts in fields such as quantum chemistry, quantum algorithm, quantum cryptography, etc.

Google Quantum Qubit Game

The new Google Quantum Qubit Game will play a massive role in expanding the usability of quantum computers as it will help users get involved in the processes of building a quantum computer. As they game through different levels and difficulties, they will begin to get curious about how quantum computers work. The Qubit Game was built through a partnership between Google and Doublespeak Games.

In further introducing quantum computing to classroom activities, Google has taken advantage of its partnership in the National Q-12 Education Partnership to introduce K-12 quantum learning tools to schools and help nurture the next generation of quantum leaders and experts. The Qubit Game will be available for classroom use on the partnership’s Quantime Website.

“Educators are key to the success of quantum education. It’s wonderful to see so many community partners, including Google Quantum AI, working with teachers to bring fun quantum activities and games online.”

Emily Edwards – leader, national q-12 education partnership

Learning Quantum Computing

In addition to the Qubit Game by Google, other quantum gaming options exist. One of them is the H1 by Honeywell, a collaborative game based on some mathematical rules, and the players score a point if they can satisfy all of them. Another such quantum game is the Quarks Interactive Game built by Laurentiu Constantin Nita to enhance quantum literacy.

Moreso, to further simplify the learning of quantum computing, there are dedicated online courses with course contents and curricula that are well outlined to help individuals learn and know more about quantum computing. Here are five quantum computing courses you can find on Coursera to help you know more about this field. You can also find more quantum computing courses here.