Google unveils a quantum computer, a breakthrough, as critics say, then wait for a qubit

BERLIN/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alfabet Inc., Google said on Wednesday it had achieved a breakthrough in the calculation of the investigation, with the help of a quantum computer to solve in a few minutes, is a complex issue, and that would be the most powerful super computer thousands of years to crack it.

Google researchers believe that quantum computers will, within a few years, it will be the fuel for the latest developments in the field of artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence, materials science, and chemistry. The company’s racing rivals, including IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp., to be the first one to commercialize the technology and sell to the cloud computing business.

“We are hoping that once people start using it and watch the performance, stability, and integration user interface, they will be really excited about what we have to offer at Google, John Martinis, and the company’s chief scientist, quantum hardware, he told reporters.

The breakthrough was described in an article published in the science journal Nature. There followed weeks of controversy since a draft was leaked on the question of whether Google’s claim of “quantum supremacy” in effect.

IBM said the supercomputer, with a different set-up, it would be able to solve the same challenge within the framework of the three days, with the chipmaker Intel, said: “quantum of utility” kept on the way.

Google has defended its position, but it is not disputed rivals in the world. It is made up of a handful of potato chips with a 54 ‘qubits’, is much more powerful than the standard 64-bit chip in a lot of consumer devices. However, if the technology is to be useful to customers would be to make a chip with thousands of qubits.

Martini said that Google is seeing “a trace” on a computer with 1000 qubits, and expressed confidence that it will be a process to get the new one, which is called the Property.

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The U.S. and Chinese governments have resulted in the emerging of quantum field technology, and a pledge of billions of dollars in funding from the corporate and state investigators to fast-track a quantum of development, and the reduction of potential problems, including that of the technical the expected the ability to break digital encryption.

Google is among the recipients of U.s. aid. “The United States of america has taken a great leap forward in quantum computing,” said U.S. chief technology officer, Michael Kratsios on Wednesday.


For decades, computer scientists have been trying to get out to the rest of the quantum physics laws, that is, the behavior of the particles that are smaller than atoms and can exist in different states.

Quantum bits, or qubits, that can be set to one and zero at the same time, as opposed to the computer-bits that are ones or zeros. This principle of ownership is exponentially multiplied as the qubits become entangled with each other, which means that the more qubits are connected, the more powerful a quantum computer is.

But there’s a catch: The researchers should be cool to the qubits in order to the absolute zero (-273 degrees Celsius or -460 degrees Fahrenheit) to reduce vibrations, or “noise,” which causes an error in the calculations. It is a challenging task, that of Google, which has been designed by a lot of the electronics and the use of liquid helium for cooling, while significant progress had been made.

CEO, Sundar Pichai, in comparison with the performance of the construction of the first rocket to leave Earth’s atmosphere, and hit the edge of the area, an advance that led to the interplanetary travel to the realm of the possible.

In a handout photo from the October, 2019 at the latest show, Sundar Pichai, and Daniel Fell (R), one of Google’s Quantum Computers are in the Santa Barbara laboratory, ca, USA. The photo was taken in October of 2019. Google/handout via REUTERS

“For those of us who have been working in the fields of science and technology, it is the “hello world” moment we’ve been waiting for – to be the most meaningful milestone to date in its quest to make quantum computing a reality,” Pichai wrote in a blog post here

The property, measuring about 10 mm (0.39 inches) in width, and is made with the help of the aluminum and indium, share, sandwiched in between two silicon wafers. In their experiment this year, researchers were able to find 53 of the Property that the qubits interact in a quantum state.

After that, they had a quantum computer to detect patterns in a sequence of seemingly random numbers and it worked for 3 minutes and 20 seconds. They estimate that it will have the same problem, it would be 10,000 a year for a Top supercomputer is the most powerful in the world today is to solve the problem.


While the peer-reviewed research, and has drawn applause, and with the MIT’s William D. Oliver, and to compare it with the Wright brothers ‘ first flight, the skeptics say, that Google’s sale of its performance.

IBM said the supercomputer, with additional hard disk storage can solve the random number problem in the majority of the 2-1/2 days, and with a greater degree of accuracy. He also said that Google has threatened to mislead the public by implying that the new-style machines that would replace the existing one.

“Quantum computers will never reign supreme over the classical computers, but to work in concert with them, as each has their own strong points,” Dario Gil, director of research at IBM, wrote in a blog post here

Torsten Siebert, director of the quantum computing research at the Fraunhofer Society, agreed that growth was likely to be achieved by the use of such hybrid combinations.”

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Researchers have expressed concern about the quantum computers that can be used, for example, in order to unseal the protected data and the password or enable new forms of surveillance.

But quantum computers can break the code, security experts have a lot of time to customize the Martini’s being said.

“We have to be sure that everything is safe and secure in the future,” he said.

Reporting by Douglas Busvine in Berlin, Paresh Dave, San Francisco; Editing by Mark Potter, David Gregorio and Rosalba O’brien

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