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The Making of Quantum Chess

May 7, 2021

The Making of Quantum Chess

Cantwell is a quantum physicist, quantum game developer, and more notably, the creator of Quantum Chess. Additionally, games are a promising tool for quantum education and inclusion because they have a lower barrier to entry than, say, a quantum mechanics course. During this colloquium, he explained his creation process, his goals as a quantum game developer, and general tips for those interested in following in his footsteps. In 2019 he collaborated with Google to run Quantum Chess on their quantum computer, eventually leading to a successful live demonstration for Google’s 2020 Quantum Summer Symposium. This also applies for playing quantum games, like the world-renowned Quantum Chess. Likewise, in 1951, Alan Turing published the first program (developed on paper) that was capable of playing a full game of chess. This is exciting because it relates to Quantum Machine Learning, which as I covered, has a promising future in both research and industry.

Article from Medium.