IBM working with Quebec government to deploy quantum system in Canada
(ZDNet) IBM recently announced that it is planning to open the first IBM Quantum System in Canada as part of a larger partnership with the Quebec government.
IBM will be working with the government on a variety of initiatives that include quantum computing, AI, cloud, and research projects. The Quebec-IBM Discovery Accelerator will help researchers with the government and the Universite de Sherbrooke work on projects in areas like semiconductors, energy, sustainability and life sciences.
François Legault, Premier of Quebec, said acquiring an IBM quantum computer will pave the way for them “to make incredible progress in areas such as artificial intelligence and modeling.”
“Quebec’s potential to innovate in high technology and be a leader in the economy of the future is immense. We have world-class universities, creative entrepreneurs, and talented workers,” Legault said. “Quantum science is the future of computing. With our innovation zone, we’re positioning ourselves at the forefront of this future.”
Dr. Darío Gil, senior vice president and Director of Research for IBM, added that the Quebec-IBM Discovery Accelerator is part of a larger effort to build open communities of innovation to tackle big problems through a combination of quantum computing, AI, and high-performance computing.
“We are proud to be working with the Government of Quebec, as well as private sector and academic partners, to take innovation in Quebec to the next level,” Gil said.