A new network established by IBM is working to advance quantum computing technology.
The IBM Q Network brings together Fortune 500 companies, research labs and academic institutions. They will collaborate on initiatives designed to accelerate the application of quantum technologies within industry.
“IBM sees the next few years as the dawn of the commercial quantum era – a formative period when quantum computing technology and its early use cases develop rapidly. The IBM Q Network will serve as a vehicle to make quantum computing more accessible to businesses and organizations through access to the most advanced IBM Q systems and quantum ecosystem,” explained Dario Gil, vice president of AI and IBM Q, IBM Research. “Working closely with our clients, together we can begin to explore the ways big and small quantum computing can address previously unsolvable problems applicable to industries such as financial services, automotive or chemistry. There will be a shared focus on discovering areas of quantum advantage that may lead to commercial, intellectual and societal benefit in the future.”
Quantum computer tech, once fully developed, will be able to solve problems that an ordinary computer would take billions of years to compute, including previously impossible scientific problems and the yet unknown mysteries of the furthest reaches of deepest space.