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Zapata Publishes Significant Paper On Novel Approach to Optimizing Use of Quantum Hardware and Will Host Live Discussion of Proposed Methods

By IQT News posted 19 Jun 2020

(GlobeNewsWire) Zapata Computing™ published on June 18 a significant paper on maximizing the power of near-term quantum computers. The company’s breakthrough approach may help unlock the potential of NISQ (Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum) machines along the road to future fault-tolerant quantum machines.
A team of the paper’s authors will host a live discussion on the research and proposed methods on June 25 at 11 AM ET / 3 PM GMT. Those interested in attending may register at zapatacomputing.com/publications/juice.
The Zapata team believes this research is a fundamental building block that can improve existing NISQ applications and allow scientists to make concrete predictions about the hardware specs needed for quantum speedup.
“At Zapata, we’ve been developing ways to use NISQ machines for various applications,” says Yudong Cao, CTO and founder of Zapata. “But over the past year or so we realized that the number of circuit runs needed to solve practical problems is far beyond what is reasonable with near-term quantum hardware. This obviously poses a severe limitation on the usefulness of quantum computers. So lots of quantum algorithms use a trick called quantum amplification. Amplification speeds up the rate at which we can extract information from the computer.”

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