Category: Quantum Announcements

The Financial Times reports two “scientific milestones” will be announced in the “next few weeks” by Microsoft and Google, but my Google Home says not so fast. Will Microsoft and Google be making major quantum-related announcements soon? According to the Financial Times, Microsoft and Google are prepared for big leaps in quantum computing, but I’m a little suspicious.

Chris Ferrie and I teamed up to bring you a quantum baby masterpiece: Quantum Computing for Babies! Click on over to your favorite bookseller and pick up a copy. It’s available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound, Books-A-Million, Powell’s, and local Austin favorite, Book People.

In a significant quantum leap, the chip manufacturer makes a move in the race for quantum supremacy. Despite being seen by some as a quantum computing underdog, Intel took advantage of the CES stage yesterday to show off  “Tangle Lake,” an impressive 49-qubit quantum chip.

This week Microsoft released a preview of the “Microsoft Quantum Development Kit”  to developers worldwide. The preview features Q#, Microsoft’s attempt to simplify the physics for software developers so they can focus on writing functional applications.

Quantum computing is finally hurtling toward your car at breakneck speed!  Well, sort of. Volkswagen and Google have announced plans to cooperate on a research project to explore the practical applications of quantum computing in the auto industry.

It’s a great day at IBM Q when you make an announcement so newsworthy that you tell MIT’s Technology Review you’re “really proud of this” and “it’s a big frickin’ deal.” That’s what Dario Gil, IBM’s Director of quantum computing, got to do last Friday. Why the bravado?

The Eisenhower Fellowships selected the 11 American Fellows for 2018. And I’m thrilled to report I’m one of them! That’s right, I am very proud that I have been chosen as a 2018 United States Eisenhower Fellow.

The incredible work scientists are doing in quantum computing blows me away every day. On Monday, Google announced the release of OpenFermion, a new open-source platform for chemists to compile, analyze and simulate chemistry problems on a quantum computer. 

IBM has created a method for calculating quantum amplitudes using far less memory than current methods. Allowing the company to break the 49 qubit barrier and use a classical computer to simulate a quantum computer with 56 qubits. Read on to learn why I’m so excited about this.

We got some surprising news from Intel this week. In a press release, the chip king touted the successful fabrication of a 17-qubit superconducting chip by its quantum computing division. The chip is about the size of a quarter (closer to a half-dollar with the packaging). 

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