On March 22, 2022, Sandbox AQ announced its formal launch as a separate company from Alphabet (fka Google). I consider this to be seminal event in the Quantum Computing (QC) industry so wanted to provide additional color to emphasize the magnitude of the announcement.
Quantum Computers will transform the way we use computers by massively accelerating certain computations and, more importantly, by enabling a wholly new form of computing.
There is a plethora of resources available on the Internet including articles, podcasts, blogs, interactive learning resources, classes, lectures, seminars, academic papers, etc., which I catalogue in this post. I encourage you to try a few and if they don’t resonate or feel helpful, skip to the next one. I hope these items accelerate your understanding and spur further learning
Given that some benchmarks favor optimization strategies, some favor simulation, some focus on contrived theoretical tasks and others try to reflect real-world applications, some are great at 2-qubit gates but not at larger entanglements, etc., it unfortunately does not look like a universally accepted standard is going to be agreed upon in the near-future. So instead, what if there were an annual contest like a global QC decathlon?
While Quantum Computing is in the early innings, there are promising developments in Quantum Machine Learning (QML). As the amount of stored data and images continues to explode, along with the increasing adoption of voice recognition tools (i.e., Alexa, Siri, etc.) utilization of QML will be vital to enabling efficient use of these evolving tools. I expect we’ll see many more collaborations and tools in the QML space in the next few years.
he power and potential of Quantum Computing, you may be wondering how to invest in this emerging opportunity.
Quantum advantage is closer than you think
People are using actual working Quantum Computers every day. Each of Amazon and Microsoft offer cloud access to several QC hardware systems, while players like Google, IBM, IonQ, Rigetti, Honeywell and others offer direct access to their systems via direct web-based interfaces.
I’ve curated this list to provide a broad set of definitions that should help frame the Quantum Computing (QC) potential, and for ease of reference as you come across terms where a definitional reminder would be helpful.
I’ve covered some key aspects of Quantum Computing in prior posts and thought it would be helpful to synthesize and consolidate some of the fundamental properties of Quantum Computing to provide a bigger picture of the promise and potential of the industry