Thursday, March 12, 2015

Quantum Error Clarificiation

It is hard to say if quantum computing has come very far since its inception in the 1990s. In recent years Lockheed and government funded D-Wave efforts gave rise to notion that commercialization was nearing, which is probably not the case. One issue is the qubits that form the core memory elements are error prone. A recent advance in Quantum error correction proves both that useful work is underway and that we still have a long ways to go. Google's interest hardly betokens looming commercialization. - Jack Vaughan Related Links http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=1400 http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=2155

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