Quantum computing is a term we have been hearing for a long time. But it was unclear if they worth the investment and the effort. According to Google’s tests, that were conducted with an in-house developed quantum chip, some convincing results were published in the scientific journal Nature.
Google is working on quantum technology
Google announced its new fully programmable 54-qubit processor, named “Sycamore“, in the Quantum Supremacy Using a Programmable Superconducting Processor article. Google claims that the machine can perform the target computation in 200 seconds, which would take 10,000 years for the world’s fastest supercomputer to produce similar output.
Google also announced that they already have been working on near-term applications of this new technology, such as quantum physics simulations, quantum chemistry, new applications in generative machine learning, and many other areas.
Google Engineering Director Hartmut Neven also claimed that this achievement is a result of years of research and dedication of many people, also they are still figuring out how to put this technology to work. With open-sourced tools, others can work alongside Google’s crew to identify new applications.