Everyone is jumping on the quantum computing bandwagon, but why?

IBM Q quantum computer

IBM is one of many firms developing quantum computers

IBM Research

Quantum computing is booming, but is it a bubble? At a gathering of experts on this technology in California last week, nobody seemed to know how, or even if, it will turn out to be useful. The race for quantum supremacy may be over, but the race for a useful quantum computer is still on.

Quantum supremacy refers to the point at which a quantum computer can solve a problem that no classical computer could in a reasonable amount of time – a feat Google said it had achieved


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