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23 Oct 2019

Towards useful quantum computation

Todays' announcement that the Google AI team has built a quantum computer more powerful than any classical computer is an iconic moment in science. But we are already working on the next milestone: A useful quantum computation.

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02 Oct 2019

The power behind quantum supremacy verification

Riverlane's Tom Parks discusses how much it really costs to verify a quantum supremacy experiment. His conclusion: It takes a lot of power, in the literal and figurative sense of the word.

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31 Aug 2018

The Full Quantum Computing Stack

Classical computers, from calculators to the most powerful supercomputers, operate under the same rules – those of classical physics. Quantum computers operate under a different set of rules and can solve certain problems faster by exploiting quantum effects. In this post, we explain the process of solving a problem in computational chemistry.

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02 Apr 2018

Quantum Moore’s Law

From the invention of the transistor in 1947, technological progress in their design and manufacture has been exponential. The well-known Moore’s law observes that the number of transistors which can be squeezed onto a silicon chip doubles about every two years. Is it reasonable to expect the same from quantum computers?

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@RiverLane_io

Riverlane's take on Google's amazing achievement of a quantum computation that's intractable on a classical computer: Let's move on to the next challenge of useful quantum computations. We think they will first arise in quantum chemistry. https://t.co/pA6WNZ9oQQ

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@RiverLane_io

We feel that quantum computing should be welcoming and diverse. The use of the term quantum s... doesn't really help in that regard and we think more care should be taken in chosing language that does not exclude. How about we all use quantum advantage from now on?

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@RiverLane_io

Congratulations to the amazing @Google AI Team on this iconic quantum computing milestone! It's a stunning experimental feat. But as recent discussions of improved classical algorithms show, it's just the start of a long race! https://t.co/AaWg1YSVMU

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