NQI Advisory Committee: National Quantum Initiative Should Be ‘Reauthorized And Expanded’

Insider Brief PRESS RELEASE — the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee (NQIAC) published its first independent assessment of the National Quantum Initiative (NQI) program, including recommendations for enhancements to the Program, in a report titled, Renewing the National Quantum Initiative: Recommendations for Sustaining American Leadership in Quantum Information Science. The report identifies three findings, four overarching recommendations, andContinue reading “NQI Advisory Committee: National Quantum Initiative Should
Be ‘Reauthorized And Expanded’”

Review of Google’s Quantum Computing Technology State in 2023

Source The story begins in the spring of 2013 when Google Research announced the Quantum AI Lab. Back then, the Lab’s launch was powered by the most advanced quantum computer commercially available at the time, D-Wave Two from D-Wave Systems. Nearly a decade has passed since — the Quantum AI Lab has achieved a lot, which weContinue reading “Review of Google’s Quantum Computing Technology State
in 2023”

How quantum computing could transform everything everywhere, but not all at once

What does quantum computing have in common with the Oscar-winning movie “Everything Everywhere All at Once”? One is a mind-blowing work of fiction, while the other is an emerging frontier in computer science — but both of them deal with rearrangements of particles in superposition that don’t match our usual view of reality. Fortunately, theoretical physicistContinue reading “How quantum computing could transform everything everywhere, but not all at once”

Five Worlds of AI (a joint post with Boaz Barak)

Artificial intelligence has made incredible progress in the last decade, but in one crucial aspect, it still lags behind the theoretical computer science of the 1990s: namely, there is no essay describing five potential worlds that we could live in and giving each one of them whimsical names.  In other words, no one has done forContinue reading “Five Worlds of AI (a joint post with Boaz Barak)”

Quantum entanglement of photons doubles microscope resolution

Using a “spooky” phenomenon of quantum physics, Caltech researchers have discovered a way to double the resolution of light microscopes. In a paper appearing in the journal Nature Communications, a team led by Lihong Wang, Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, shows the achievement of a leap forward in microscopy through what is knownContinue reading “Quantum entanglement of photons doubles microscope resolution”

IonQ Unveils World’s Most Powerful Quantum Computer

IonQ, the leader in quantum computing, today unveiled its next generation quantum computer system. The new hardware features 32 perfect qubits with low gate errors, giving it an expected quantum volume greater than 4,000,000. The new system consists of perfect atomic clock qubits and random access all-to-all gate operations for efficient software compilation of applications.Continue reading “IonQ Unveils World’s Most Powerful Quantum Computer”

NSF establishes 3 new institutes to address critical challenges in quantum information science

Quantum phenomena have puzzled and delighted scientists for over a century, revealing unique, counter-intuitive characteristics of matter like superposition and entanglement. For four decades, the U.S. National Science Foundation has worked to enable breakthroughs in quantum information science and engineering that harness what researchers have learned about quantum phenomena to develop technologies like quantum computers,Continue reading “NSF establishes 3 new institutes to address critical challenges in quantum information science”

Quantum Volume: A Yardstick To Measure The Performance Of Quantum Computers

Let’s say you’re interested in buying a car, so you visit a new car dealership. Imagine your disappointment if you learned that the only information the salesperson can give you is the number of seats in each vehicle. How crazy would that be? Of course, to make sure a car fits your requirements, you need a lotContinue reading “Quantum Volume: A Yardstick To Measure The Performance Of Quantum Computers”

Heat energy leaps through empty space, thanks to quantum weirdness

In a surprising new study, University of California, Berkeley, researchers show that heat energy can travel through a complete vacuum thanks to invisible quantum fluctuations. To conduct the challenging experiment, the team engineered extremely thin silicon nitride membranes, which they fabricated in a dust-free clean room, and then used optic and electronic components to preciselyContinue reading “Heat energy leaps through empty space, thanks to quantum weirdness”

John Martinis, Former Head of Google’s Quantum Initiative and Tony Uttley, President of Honeywell Quantum Solutions discuss where the industry is heading

Quantum computing pioneer John Martinis may have moved on from Google’s quantum computing project, but he hasn’t moved on from his belief that quantum computers will take on real world challenges. The University of California Santa Barbara physicist told the participants of the BCI Summit, a virtual conference on the latest advances in quantum computing held yesterday, that, while challenges remain,Continue reading “John Martinis, Former Head of Google’s Quantum Initiative and Tony Uttley, President of Honeywell Quantum Solutions discuss where the industry is heading”

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