IBM Creates New Record With 9,100 US Patents In 2018
IBM Creates New Record With 9,100 US Patents In 2018
IBM launches world's first commercial quantum computer
10 January, 2019, 20:09
"Quantum computing can potentially provide us with capabilities to simulate nature and chemistry that we've never had before".
IBM has progressed with its quantum computing initiative Q enough to produce a system capable of running outside a research lab, opening possibilities to rent access to it. Is quantum computing no longer just a concept or theory?
"As we continue to explore practical applications for quantum computing, it's critical we partner with businesses and organizations from a variety of industries and disciplines", said Bob Sutor, vice president, IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem. In addition, the no-cost and publicly available IBM Q Experience now supports more than 100,000 users, who have run more than 6.7 million experiments and published more than 130 third-party research papers. This is a historical step in the field of quantum computing, considering the fact that quantum computers haven't left the confines of a research lab. The casing is important: Qubits lose their quantum computing properties outside of very specific conditions. The new system features a 20-qubit processor with improved design for stability and reliability, according to IBM. Bob Sutor, the VP of IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem.
Advances in quantum computing could provide ExxonMobil with the ability to address computationally challenging problems across a variety of applications, including the potential to optimize a country's power grid, and perform more predictive environmental modeling and highly accurate quantum chemistry calculations to discover new materials for more efficient carbon capture, the company said.
In an interview with Fortune, IBM vice-president of research, Jeffery Welser said that the Debater, "is capable of understanding how two identical sentences can convey different meanings depending on the context and anticipates a world where computers will better understand human interactions". So, it might not be that powerful and more optimizations would be on its way.
IBM isn't the only company that's been working on quantum computing, as the technology is still far from ready for mass deployment. It's no surprise then, that IBM stresses that this is a first attempt and that the systems are "designed to one day tackle problems that are now seen as too complex and exponential in nature for classical systems to handle". Unlike modern computers that function using a binary system that give answers made up of ones and zeros, quantum computers use quantum particles known as qubits, allowing huge data sets or complicated algorithms to be answered much faster.
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