Wits University Vice-Chancellor Welcomes IBM Q Network, Says ‘Africa Cannot Afford to Wait’
(IOL.co.za) South African Wits University Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Post Graduate Affairs, Professor Zeblon Vilakazi, recently discussed the important of moving Africa forward into quantum computing. “He or she who moves first will be the one to reap the benefits for the economy and for the education of the next generation of potential entrepreneurs, scientists, etc. Having access to the IBM quantum will take us into the 21st century way of doing science.”
Vilakaxi added that Africa was home to the most diverse population in the world as the cradle of humankind.
IBM announced the expansion of its quantum computing efforts to Africa in a new collaboration with Wits University. Wits is the first African partner on the IBM Q Network. “We cannot afford to wait we need to get Africa into the digital age,” said Vilakaxi.