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Friday, July 16, 2021

Quantum Computing Coming. What Can it do?

Good overview in the HBR.  Emerging investments.  Emphasizes combinatorics, as has been seen since the beginning.

Quantum Computing Is Coming. What Can It Do?   by Francesco Bova, Avi Goldfarb, and Roger Melko

Summary.   Digital computing has limitations in regards to an important category of calculation called combinatorics, in which the order of data is important to the optimal solution. These complex, iterative calculations can take even the fastest computers a long time to...more

Quantum technology is approaching the mainstream. Goldman Sachs recently announced that they could introduce quantum algorithms to price financial instruments in as soon as five years. Honeywell anticipates that quantum will form a $1 trillion industry in the decades ahead. But why are firms like Goldman taking this leap — especially with commercial quantum computers being possibly years away?

To understand what’s going on, it’s useful to take a step back and examine what exactly it is that computers do.  ... ' 

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