To begin with, imagine several of those super smart (and even crazy) scientists who appear in the movies, using all that “quantum” knowledge to try to build a computer that is capable of performing supremely complex calculations in a matter of seconds (work that you would have taken other computers a long time)
After that introduction, let’s land that on the reality of the year 2020 where, beyond # COVID19, there are interesting advances (although, not so much a movie) at the level of Quantum Computing that, in the future, can generate great changes in areas such as finance, logistics, cryptography and many others where large amounts of unstructured data (millions of millions) need to be processed in the fastest possible way.
Well, traditionally, a computer usually represents data by means of “bits” in a system that builds everything through long numerical sequences of “0” or “1” but what if the data could have more representation options?
A quantum bit or “qubit” can have the information combination: “0-0”, “0-1”, “1-0” and “1-1” at the same time! That exponentially raises the capabilities of any machine allowing it to do an immense number of calculations simultaneously.
I know, it is a bit complicated to understand, for the same reason, we spoke with the expert person from IBM Quantum who, very kindly, explained things to us in the simplest and easiest way to digest. Obviously, there are segments of the conversation where the level goes up a bit, but you don’t need to be a scientist to fully understand the idea and the state of the art of Quantum Computing.
During the conversation, the expert answers questions such as:
- What is and is not quantum computing?
- How Affordable is Quantum Computing for Ordinary People?
- Quantum Computing Use Cases?
- Is it necessary to have a Quantum Network to transfer the information?
- Will Quantum Computing Be Faster Than Traditional Computing Today?
- How Reliable is Quantum Computing Today?
- What is that of correction codes in Quantum Computing?
- Does Moore’s Law Apply to Quantum Computing?
- What is this Quantum Volume?
- What is Quantum Computing about?
- What is the growth outlook for Quantum Computing from IBM’s perspective
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