quantum computing

  • 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

  • Inside the Starburst-sized box that could save the Internet Crunch Network

    Inside the Starburst-sized box that could save the Internet

    Cybercrime is costing us millions. Hacks drain the average American firm of $15.4 million per year, and, in the resulting panic, companies often spend more than $1.9 million to resolve a single attack. It’s time to face facts: Our defenses aren’t strong enough to keep the hackers out. But there is hope. Read More

  • AI is closer than we know Crunch Network

    AI is closer than we know

    Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest subjects these days, and recent advances in technology make AI even closer to reality than most of us can imagine. The subject really got traction when Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and more than 1,000 AI and robotics researchers signed an open letter issuing a warning regarding the use of AI in weapons development last year. Read More

  • A Turning Point For Quantum Computing Crunch Network

    A Turning Point For Quantum Computing

    Quantum computing is moving from theory and experimentation into engineering and applications. But now that quantum computing is going mainstream, it is incumbent on businesses and governments to understand its potential, for universities to beef up their teaching programs in quantum computing and related subjects and for students to become aware of promising new career paths. Read More

  • IBM Researchers Can Now Spot Errors In Quantum Calculations

    IBM Researchers Can Now Spot Errors In Quantum Calculations

    IBM researchers say they’ve solved a big piece of the quantum computing puzzle with a new system for protecting against errors that can crop up among quantum bits, or ‘qubits.’ The issue the team is addressing is similar to an error that can crop up among the bits storing data in traditional computing. Sometimes, a bit that ought to be a 0 turns up as a 1 (or vice-versa)… Read More

  • D-Wave Systems Raises Another $29M To Accelerate Development On Its Quantum Hardware

    D-Wave Systems Raises Another $29M To Accelerate Development On Its Quantum Hardware

    Quantum computing company D-Wave Systems announced today that it raised a $29 million (CAD) round of funding in late 2014. This follows the $28.4 million it brought in last summer and ~$2.2 million raised in November.. The round brought in cash from several previous investors and a “large institutional investor” that D-Wave declined to name in its release or in follow-up emails. Read More