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Most enterprise execs already want to adopt quantum computing, survey says


A new report from Zapata Computing, a developer of quantum-ready software, found that 69% of all surveyed enterprise executives are looking into ways that quantum computing can benefit their companies. The study queried 300 CIOs, CTOs, and "other VP-level and above executives" at global enterprises with annual revenues over $250 million. It found that the vast majority have already begun looking into quantum computing, with a larger 74% noting that companies will "fall behind" if they fail to tap into it. The driving force behind this positive sentiment is the belief that quantum technology could offer a competitive edge; 41% of respondents expect it to have a positive impact on their company's performance within two years. A smaller 12% either believe they have already benefited from it or will within one year.

Quantum Mechanics on the Classical Computer


In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in quantum computing, with many major companies and organizations investing significant resources into developing this technology. Hybrid classical-quantum computing (HCQC) is a promising approach that could potentially enable the construction of powerful quantum computers. In this article, we will firstly review the basics of quantum computing and classical computing. We will then describe how hybrid classical-quantum computing works and discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of this approach. Finally, we will outline some potential applications of hybrid classical-quantum computing.



Quantum computing allows almost all tasks to be completed at much faster speeds and with lower energy consumption. Google, IBM, and other well-respected companies like them, are just a few examples. Over the years, many companies have made significant investments in quantum computing. The trend suggests that quantum computing will experience rapid growth. It is imperative to take up the right quantum computing classes.

DOE pushes for useful quantum computing


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is joining the quest to develop quantum computers, devices that would exploit quantum mechanics to crack problems that overwhelm conventional computers. The initiative comes as Google and other companies race to build a quantum computer that can demonstrate "quantum supremacy" by beating classical computers on a test problem. But reaching that milestone will not mean practical uses are at hand, and the new $40 million DOE effort is intended to spur the development of useful quantum computing algorithms for its work in chemistry, materials science, nuclear physics, and particle physics. With the resources at its 17 national laboratories, DOE could play a key role in developing the machines, researchers say, although finding problems with which quantum computers can help isn't so easy.

Watch an Expert Explain Quantum Computing to an 8-Year-Old


It's time that you did. The basic idea--tap into quantum physics to make immensely powerful computers--isn't new. Nobel-winning physicist Richard Feynman is generally credited with first suggesting that in 1982. But in the past few years the concept has started to become more real. Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and a pack of startups are all building and testing quantum computing hardware and software.