(Technology Review) Jian-Wei Pan is a 48-year old professor at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) who has produced a series of breakthroughs that have propelled him to scientific stardom in the country. He’s often referred to in local media as “the father of quantum”in China and his work has won plaudits…..

Read More

(Yahoo) Intelligence officials have publicly lamented that the U.S. is not well prepared to challenge China in physics and advanced technology. “Our folks in the intelligence community are completely worried about this,” said Will Hurd, a Republican congressman from Texas and a former CIA officer who has criticized President Trump for his failure to defend…..

Read More

(WSJ.com) Congress has approved a bill aimed at speeding U.S. development of quantum computing. The House passed the bill Wednesday evening, 348-11, following approval in the Senate last week. It is expected to be signed by President Trump. “Establishing a national quantum program is essential to maintaining our position as global leaders in science and…..

Read More
Posted by 20 Dec 2018

(Forbes) In 2019 the U.S. will make the moves needed to secure the lead in the race to build the first universal quantum computer,and also in the race to make our networks and information technologies quantum-ready and quantum safe, according to author Arthur Herman. The foundation is being set: –The National Quantum Initiative Act(NQI) has…..

Read More
Posted by 20 Dec 2018

(Nature.com) Companies and countries are working steadily towards the goal of quantum computing. Venture capitalists have poured money into dozens of quantum-computing start-up companies. Excitement and anticipation are mounting. Theoretical physicist Seth Lloyd at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge speaks for many when he says the field is in a period of explosive…..

Read More

(QuantaMagazine) Eleni Diamanti, an electrical engineer at Sorbonne University and Iordanis Kerenidis, a computer scientist at Paris Diderot University, and Niraj Kumar have conducted a new experiment out of Paris has demonstrated, for the first time, that quantum communication is superior to classical ways of transmitting information. “We are the first to show a quantum…..

Read More

(Wired.UK) Quantum computing could break the blockchain. Quantum technology is estimated at being tens of thousands to millions of times faster than current computers – and more power means tasks such as breaking encryption becomes massively easier. The blockchain is particularly vulnerable because it has a single point of failure – all the blocks are…..

Read More

 (DigiTimes) Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) is promoting the development of quantum computer technologies by subsidizing research by academics with assistance from industrial sectors. TSMC, the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer, is the only private company involved in freshly-approved projects. An additional contract with IBM, leveraging its Q-cloud quantum computing platform, may be instrumental…..

Read More
Posted by 19 Dec 2018

(NextGov) Quantum computing promises to fast-forward federal problem-solving into new levels of efficiency and productivity. The federal government has expressed interest in the technology with a number of efforts underway. –In June 2018, the White House announced that the Office of Science and Technology Policy will launch a quantum information science subcommittee within the National…..

Read More

(TowardsDataScience) The future of quantum computing and artificial intelligence are hopelessly entangled thanks to quantum algorithms. This is because quantum annealing succeeds where classical algorithms often struggle or altogether fail: training artificial neural networks. The first difference to notice between relatively conventional quantum computers and quantum annealing computers is the number of qubits they use……

Read More
0