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Quantum Computing: The next new technology in computing
January 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
Quantum computing is rapidly becoming commercially feasible. Many tech giants – Google, IBM, Honeywell, and Microsoft – are spending billions to far outpace Moore’s Law. Last year achieved the major milestone of Quantum Supremacy where it was shown that a quantum computer could greatly outperform a classical computer. Quantum computing offers the promise of solving problems which would be impossible for a classical computer including optimization, anomaly detection, and material design. It also allows unhackable communication.
In this presentation Mark will summarize what quantum computing is and why it is so important. Mark will sketch the landscape of the field including the hardware, software, and major customers at present. The tool most critical for data analysis – quantum machine learning – will be explained, along with the type of applications it is best suited for. Finally Mark will explain how you can take the first steps into leveraging quantum computing for your enterprise’s benefit.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Dr. Mark Jackson is the Scientific Lead at Cambridge Quantum Computing. He received his B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Duke University and Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Columbia University. He then spent 10 years researching superstring theory and cosmology, co-authoring almost 40 technical articles. To promote the public understanding of science, he founded the science crowdfunding platform Fiat Physica and non-profit Science Partnership Fund. He is Adjunct Faculty at Singularity University and a Director of Astronomers Without Borders.
Cambridge Computing: https://cambridgequantum.com/