Tag: quantum computing

D-Wave makes its quantum computers free to anyone working on the coronavirus crisis

D-Wave today made its quantum computers available for free to researchers and developers working on responses to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. D-Wave partners and customers Cineca, Denso, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Kyocera, MDR, Menten AI, NEC, OTI Lumionics, QAR Lab at LMU Munich, Sigma-i, Tohoku University, and Volkswagen are additionally offering to help. They will provide access […]

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Quantum Machines raises $17.5 million to speed commercialization of quantum computing

Quantum Machines announced today that it has raised $17.5 million in venture capital for its hardware and software system designed to help end users leverage the potential of quantum computing. Earlier this year, the Tel Aviv-based startup launched its Quantum Orchestration Platform. Though not a perfect analogy, the system combines aspects of middleware and an […]

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D-Wave: Quantum computing and machine learning are ‘extremely well matched’

Following D-Wave’s announcement of Leap 2, a new version of its quantum cloud service for building and deploying quantum computing applications, VentureBeat had the opportunity to sit down with Murray Thom, D-Wave’s VP of software and cloud services. We naturally talked about Leap 2, including the improvements the company hopes it will bring for businesses […]

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Google launches TensorFlow Quantum, a machine learning framework for training quantum models

Google today announced the launch of TensorFlow Quantum, bringing together machine learning and quantum computing initiatives at the company. The framework can construct quantum datasets, prototype hybrid quantum and classic machine learning models, support quantum circuit simulators, and train discriminative and generative quantum models. Last fall, Google said it achieved quantum supremacy last fall with […]

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Why Honeywell can’t claim ‘the world’s most powerful quantum computer’

Earlier this week, Honeywell announced “a breakthrough in quantum computing that accelerates the capability of quantum computers and will enable the company to release the world’s most powerful quantum computer within the next three months.” There’s a lot to unpack here, but the bottom line is this: Honeywell is making a big claim that is […]

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D-Wave announces Leap 2, its cloud service for quantum computing applications

D-Wave Systems today announced Leap 2, a new version of its quantum cloud service for building and deploying quantum computing applications. Leap 2 is designed to help businesses and developers transition from quantum exploration to quantum production. D-Wave also promised that Advantage, its next-generation quantum system, will be available via Leap 2 this year. Binary […]

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McAfee: Start protecting against quantum computing hacks now

McAfee’s chief technology officer warned that it’s time for companies to start worrying about quantum computing attacks that can break common forms of encryption available today, even if quantum computing isn’t going to be practical for a while. Steve Grobman, CTO of the cybersecurity firm, made the remarks in a keynote address at RSA, the […]

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Intel and QuTech unveil Horse Ridge cryogenic control chip for quantum computing

Today at the International Solid State Circuits Conference, which runs through this week in San Francisco, Intel and QuTech — a partnership between Delft University of Technology and TNO (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research) — are unveiling the technical designs for a first-of-its-kind cryogenic control chip for quantum computing, which they call Horse Ridge. […]

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White House’s proposed budget would increase investments in AI and quantum computing

The White House’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2021 includes sizable increases in federal funding for AI and quantum computing projects. All told, the overall increase in federal R&D funding is 6% compared to fiscal year 2020, reaching $142.2 billion. Although much of the funding is aimed at R&D and infrastructure investments like $25 million […]

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