quantum computing

  • Intel moves towards production quantum computing with new 17-qubit chip

    Intel moves towards production quantum computing with new 17-qubit chip

    Intel’s quantum computing efforts have yielded a new 17-qubit chip, which the company has just delivered to its partner in that field, QuTech. It’s not a major advance in the actual computing power or applications — those are still in very early days — but it’s a step toward production systems that can be ordered and delivered to spec rather than experimental… Read More

  • Microsoft places its bets on quantum computing

    Microsoft places its bets on quantum computing

    At its Ignite conference, Microsoft today put its stake in the ground and discussed its progress in building a quantum computer and giving developers tools to experiment with this new computing paradigm on their existing machines. Read More

  • IBM adds new API to quantum computing cloud service

    IBM adds new API to quantum computing cloud service

    IBM announced today that it was updating its Quantum Experience cloud with a new API that it hopes will increase the abilities of researchers and other interested parties to build more sophisticated applications with its experimental quantum computing system. Last May, IBM opened up its 5 qubit computer in its NY state labs to the public in the form of a cloud service. The hope was that by… Read More

  • D-Wave ups its quantum annealing game to 2000 qubits

    D-Wave ups its quantum annealing game to 2000 qubits

    Universal quantum computers don’t exist, but that hasn’t stopped D-Wave from carving out its own place in the quantum computing market. Today, the 17-year-old company is announcing its forth quantum chip, the 2000Q, doubling the number of qubits on its exiting 1000Q chip. The Burnaby, British Columbia based company’s chips fall under a specific class of quantum… Read More

  • Why we are still light years away from full artificial intelligence Crunch Network

    Why we are still light years away from full artificial intelligence

    The future is here… or is it? With so many articles proliferating the media space on how humans are at the cusp of full AI, it’s no wonder that we believe that the future — which is full of robots and drones and self-driven vehicles, as well as diminishing human control over these machines — is right on our doorstep. But are we really approaching the singularity as fast… Read More

  • Google starts experimenting with quantum-secure connections in Chrome

    Google starts experimenting with quantum-secure connections in Chrome

    If quantum computing ever lives up to its promise (and that’s still a big ‘if’ at this stage), somebody could use this technology to retroactively break any communications that were encrypted with today’s standard encryption algorithms. To guard against this, Google today announced that it will now start experimenting using post-quantum algorithms to encrypt the… Read More

  • Post-quantum crypto startup PQ bags $10.3M Series A

    Post-quantum crypto startup PQ bags $10.3M Series A

    Being first to market with complex technology doesn’t usually make for a simple sales proposition. Nor does trying to pioneer an alternative approach as a small security startup vs established industry practices. Read More

  • IBM launches quantum computing as a cloud service

    IBM launches quantum computing as a cloud service

    Quantum computing is still very much in the early research stage, but IBM is hoping to accelerate the progress around it by making a quantum computer available to researchers as a cloud service. It is a bold and ambitious idea, although still very much a small step in trying to understand quantum computing processing. IBM is allowing interested parties to access a 5 qubit quantum… Read More

  • In Apple vs. the FBI, technology wins Crunch Network

    In Apple vs. the FBI, technology wins

    Government policy and technology usually coexist in harmony. But occasionally, they get into a brawl. When this happens, policy may win a battle or two, but, ultimately, technology always wins. It simply isn’t a fair fight. Technology moves too fast for policy to keep up. Read More