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The real quantum supremacy race is between China and the US

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An article, featuring Prof. Young, about recent advances in quantum computing.

Period25/10/2019

An article, featuring Prof. Young, about recent advances in quantum computing.

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TitleThe real quantum supremacy race is between China and the US
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletWired
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date25/10/19
DescriptionThis week, Google – king of search, mapping and much else – announced it had conquered the quantum realm too. In an announcement, the company confirmed that its Sycamore processor had achieved ‘quantum supremacy’ – performing a task that would have taken the world’s best supercomputer 10,000 years in just 200 seconds.

Instead of bits – which are either ones or zeros – quantum computers use qubits, which can exist in more than one state. This means that they can store more information than traditional computers, and that they’re better at complex, probabilistic calculations that even the best supercomputers struggle with. They could be used to simulate chemical and biological interactions, crunch prime numbers, or crack complex cryptographic codes.
Producer/AuthorAMIT KATWALA
PersonsRobert Young