The Weekly Quantum Digest: It’s the Dawning of the Quantum Decade

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So long Pepsi Generation, the Age of Aquarius, etc. etc. It’s the quantum decade that is upon us, according to some experts. Quantum supremacy, tomayto, tomahto, and other stories from the world of quantum computing.

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And so here is a post—written in terms as clear and simple as this human could muster—summing up these recent advances and repeating other experts’ predictions that the 2020s appear to be the decade when quantum computers begin to contribute to your life, by both making slight improvements to your map app, and powering artificial intelligence robust and savvy enough to be a real-life Skynet.” The Observer

Science

Is Quantum Supremacy Racist? A group of 13 academics think so — The Quantum Daily

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Russia Desperately Wants a Quantum Computer — Futurism

Google has Performed the Biggest Quantum Chemistry Simulation Ever — New Scientist

NSA, Army Research Aim for More Advanced—And Less Noisy—Quantum Systems — NextGov

A Discovery Helps the Development of a Topological Quantum Computer and Dark Matter Detector — EurekaAlert

Quantum Computing: The Certainty of the Uncertain — Who’s Who Legal

 

Business

IBM, University of Tokyo Partner on Quantum Computer Project — Yahoo Finance

Volkswagen Traffic Jam Eradication Project Hits The Road — The Quantum Daily

Ford Teams with Microsoft to Apply Quantum Principles to Reduce Traffic — Ride 

ProBeat: AWS and Azure are Generating Uneasy Excitement in Quantum Computings — Venture Beat 

Intel Achieves Milestone in Quantum Practicality with ‘Horse Ridge’ — DBTA 

Opinion

Quantum Computing Could Go Mainstream This Decade — Safe Haven

Jobs

Senior Quantum Engineer — Rigetti

Postdoctoral Appointee – Quantum Computing — Argonne National Laboratory

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Matt Swayne

With a several-decades long background in journalism and communications, Matt Swayne has worked as a science communicator for an R1 university for more than 12 years, specializing in translating high tech and deep tech for the general audience. He has served as a writer, editor and analyst at The Quantum Insider since its inception. In addition to his service as a science communicator, Matt also develops courses to improve the media and communications skills of scientists and has taught courses. [email protected]

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