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The Future is Quantum
Author(s): Dario Gil

Paper Abstract

Some of the most important technical advances of the 20th century were enabled by decades of fundamental scientific exploration, whose initial purpose was simply to extend human understanding. This era marked the creation and widespread usage of “classical” computers, which represent information as bits – 0 and 1. Despite the continued computational advances we have experienced over the past century, there are still many important and relevant problems that “classical” computers cannot solve.
We are witnessing rapid progress in a new computing paradigm – Quantum Computing. Quantum computing takes advantage of the laws of quantum mechanics found in nature and represents a fundamental change from classical information processing. Two properties of quantum behavior – superposition and entanglement – may allow quantum computers to one day address problems intractable for today’s conventional classical machines.
During this talk, Dr. Gil will give an overview of quantum computing, what it means for the future of technology, and how we can separate hype from reality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 March 2019
Proc. SPIE 10957, Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Lithography X, 1095702 (14 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2523971
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Dario Gil, IBM Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10957:
Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Lithography X
Kenneth A. Goldberg, Editor(s)

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