Latest news and discussion on Google’s quantum supremacy experiment

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I follow the developments in quantum computing from various sources. My starting point is always the same: John Preskill’s Twitter feed.

The term “quantum supremacy” was first used by John Preskill. He explained his reasoning and concerns in a Quanta Magazine article titled “Why I Called It Quantum Supremacy“.

On October 23, 2019 the Google team headed by John Martinis (Chief Scientist Quantum Hardware) and Sergio Boixo (Chief Scientist Quantum Computing Theory), published a paper in Nature claiming that they achieved quantum supremacy in a specific task. Their announcement can be found in this URL

https://ai.googleblog.com/2019/10/quantum-supremacy-using-programmable.html

The scientific paper is open to public at the Nature site (click on the “Download PDF” button): https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1666-5

For a technical discussion of this quantum supremacy experiment I refer you to Scott Aaronson’s blog post: https://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=4372

IBM response to Google’s claim of quantum supremacy can be found here and here.

New York Times article on the quantum supremacy announcement can be found here.

About Suresh Emre

I have worked as a physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory. I am a volunteer for the Renaissance Universal movement. My main goal is to inspire the reader to engage in Self-discovery and expansion of consciousness.
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