(ITWorld.Canada) A recent advance in quantum computing that a Google team achieved indicates that quantum computing technology is making progress out of the lab and closing in on practical business applications. Quantum computing is not likely to change routine business transaction processing or data analytics applications. However, quantum computing is likely to dramatically change computationally intense applications required for:
*Less hackable cybersecurity.
*Lower risk financial investment modelling.
*Higher capacity, lower weight batteries.
*Accelerated understanding of chemical reactions.
*More accurate weather forecasting and climate change modelling.
*Progress with artificial Intelligence.
*More efficient solar heat capture.
*Superior materials discovery.