Quantum News Briefs: January 12, 2024: Quantum eMotion Announces the Creation of Quantum eHealth, a New Subsidiary Focused on Healthcare Cybersecurity Applications; eMerge Americas Partners with Strangeworks To Debut AI + Quantum Village at 2024 Conference; University of Innsbruck Researchers observe macroscopic quantum effects in the dark; and MORE!
Quantum News Briefs: January 12, 2024:
Quantum eMotion Announces the Creation of Quantum eHealth, a New Subsidiary Focused on Healthcare Cybersecurity Applications
Quantum eMotion Corp. (QeM), a leader in classical and quantum cybersecurity, has announced the formation of Quantum eHealth Inc., a subsidiary dedicated to developing healthcare applications for its advanced cybersecurity platform. This strategic move aims to focus on the growing digital healthcare security market, with Quantum eHealth Inc. receiving an exclusive license for QeM’s intellectual property in the healthcare sector. QeM will continue developing its Quantum Random Number Generator technology for other sectors. CEO Francis Bellido highlights this as a step towards optimizing operational efficiency and maximizing shareholder value, especially amidst rising cybersecurity threats in healthcare. Recent reports emphasize the urgency of robust cybersecurity in healthcare, with cyberattacks causing significant financial and reputational damage. Quantum eHealth Inc. will leverage QeM’s technology to protect sensitive medical data and ensure uninterrupted healthcare services. This development is crucial to QeM’s commitment to enhancing cybersecurity in the digital healthcare landscape.
eMerge Americas Partners with Strangeworks To Debut AI + Quantum Village at 2024 Conference
eMerge Americas, a leading technology conference, announced the launch of the AI + Quantum Village at its upcoming event on April 18-19, 2024, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This unique experience, powered by Austin-based quantum computing software company Strangeworks, aims to showcase AI and quantum technologies’ significant growth and impact. The AI + Quantum Village will feature round-the-clock discussions on various topics, including the intersection of AI and quantum computing, AI for good, cybersecurity, and policy. Attendees can expect unprecedented networking opportunities, a dynamic expo area with interactive exhibits, and a spotlight on innovative startups in the AI and quantum sectors. William Hurley, Founder & CEO of Strangeworks and a key industry figure known as Whurley will be a featured speaker, discussing the transformative potential of combining AI with quantum computing and its role in addressing global challenges.
University of Innsbruck Researchers observe macroscopic quantum effects in the dark
Theoretical physicists, led by Oriol Romero-Isart from the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Innsbruck, have proposed a significant experiment detailed in Physical Review Letters. The experiment involves cooling an optically levitated nanoparticle to its ground state and allowing it to evolve in a non-optical “dark” potential created by electrostatic or magnetic forces, avoiding the use of light. This method is expected to rapidly generate a macroscopic quantum superposition state, a significant achievement in the field. The approach overcomes common challenges in quantum experiments, such as heating by air molecules and decoherence caused by laser light. The team’s proposal, which aligns with current developments in experimental partner labs under the Q-Xtreme ERC Synergy Grant project, aims to test the protocol with thermal particles in the classical regime. This experiment could potentially bridge the gap between everyday reality and the quantum world, offering new insights into the behavior of macroscopic objects in quantum states.
In Other News: MIT Sloan article: “Quantum computing: What leaders need to know now”
MIT researchers, in partnership with Accenture, have developed a framework to help businesses evaluate the potential of quantum computing for solving real-world problems, highlights a recent MIT Sloan article. This framework, discussed in a paper titled “The Quantum Tortoise and the Classical Hare,” determines when quantum computing would be more advantageous than classical computing. According to Neil Thompson of MIT Sloan and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the framework helps identify which type of computer – classical or quantum – will be more effective for specific problems. The research suggests that quantum computing won’t benefit all problems, particularly small to moderate-sized ones typical for most businesses. However, it will offer advantages for large problems that require exponential algorithmic gains and processing of very large datasets. The framework also introduces the concept of ‘quantum economic advantage’, considering both the feasibility of quantum computers to solve specific problems and their speed compared to classical computers. This approach is critical as companies increasingly invest in quantum computing, with the field still in its early stages but rapidly evolving.
Kenna Hughes-Castleberry is the Managing Editor at Inside Quantum Technology and the Science Communicator at JILA (a partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder and NIST). Her writing beats include deep tech, quantum computing, and AI. Her work has been featured in Scientific American, Discover Magazine, New Scientist, Ars Technica, and more.