Accenture Awarded US Patent for Combining Classical and Quantum Computing to Address Previously Unsolvable Business Problems
(Accenture) Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been granted a US patent for a “multi-state quantum optimization engine” that leverages quantum computing technology to help organizations optimize business decision making with unprecedented efficiency and effectiveness.
Accenture’s new patent — U.S. Patent No. 10,095,981 — reveals how businesses could take advantage of the best aspects of both classical and quantum computing techniques to enable breakthrough solutions to problems that couldn’t be solved before:
–Discovering new, potentially life-saving therapies for diseases requires pharmaceutical companies by exploring exponentially more combinations based on past experiences;
–For large-scale supply chain distributors, the solutions enables distributors could explore significantly more scenarios for optimal decision-making.
“We recognize the significant potential that quantum computing has to fundamentally disrupt how organizations across industries operate, and we’re committed to actively helping to shape the future for how it’s applied to create business value,” said Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s chief technology & innovation officer.