Quantum

As of today, both IBM and Google have announced Quantum Computing solutions. It is yet unclear to me if the two announcements are comparable, as Armonk already offers Quantum Computing as a Service, while Mountain View more cautiously said its D-Wave machine “seems to work” (pending peer review).

Essentially QCs use qubits instead of regular bits, benefiting from their arcane properties like superposition or entanglement: entangled qubits pairs transfer information instantaneously from one to the other pair member, even if they are taken to great distances and  Рfor a certain class of problems Рperform far better than even the fastest transistor-based computers using the best algorithms.

I just hope it’s not another wave of hype around a solution in search of a problem.

 

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