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Science from ETH ZUrich Design Silq, First Easy-to-Use Programming Language for Quantum Computers

By IQT News posted 18 Jun 2020

(SwissInfo) Computer scientists from the federal technology institute ETH Zurich have designed the first easy-to-use programming language for quantum computers.
As the first high-​level programming language for quantum computers, Silq can describe complex tasks and algorithms with less code. This makes it possible to program quantum computers as simply, reliably and safely as classical computer languages, according to a statement from ETH Zurich.
“Our quantum programming language Silq allows programmers to utilise the potential of quantum computers better than with existing languages, because the code is more compact, faster, more intuitive and easier to understand for programmers,” said Martin Vechev, a computer science professor in ETH’s Secure, Reliable and Intelligent Systems Lab.

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