Quantum Computing and Cryptography


September 30, 2014
Brad Templeton, Board Member and Former Chair of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Track Chair for Computing at Singularity University, discusses the implications of a theoretical quantum computer that could crack current cryptographic methods by quickly solving the extremely difficult mathematical problems involved. Templeton notes that while D-Wave’s machines focus on solving optimization problems, making them attractive to business and big data, the NSA’s interest is in a different hypothetical quantum computer of the cryptography-cracking variety.

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