Google Boss Sundar Pichai Discusses Quantum Technology in Wide-Ranging BBC Interview
(BBC) BBC reporter Amol Rajan conducted a wide-ranging interview with Google boss Sundar Pichai at Google’s HQ in Silicon Valley, for the first of a series of interviews he is doing for the BBC with global figures. The interview is wide-ranging; IQT-NEWs has summarized Pichai’s comments about quantum Technology.
Pichai rose through the ranks of Google by being the most effective, popular and respected product manager in the company’s history. Pichai is now product managing the infinitely greater challenges of AI and quantum computing.
According to Pichai, over the next quarter of a century, these two other developments will further revolutionise our world: artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Amid the rustling leaves and sunshine of the vast, empty campus that is Google’s HQ in Silicon Valley, Pichai first stressed how consequential AI was going to be.
Then the discussion turned to quantum technology. Pichai and other leading technologists find the possibilities here exhilarating. “[Quantum] is not going to work for everything. There are things for which the way we do computing today would always be better. But there are some things for which quantum computing will open up an entire new range of solutions.”
At the quantum, or sub-atomic level, matter behaves differently: it can be 0 or 1 at the same time – or on a spectrum between the two. Quantum computers are built on qubits, which factor in the probability of matter being in one of various different states. This is mind-boggling stuff, but it could change the world, writes Rajan. Click through the BBC source to read how Pichai addresses controversies around tax, privacy and data.
Pichai rose through the ranks of Google by being the most effective, popular and respected product manager in the company’s history.