Our point of view and announcements from the field.

1QBit Chairman David Roberts to Address the United Nations’ SDG Action Event on Innovation

May 16, 2017

Building on the Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Peter Thomson, will convene an SDG Action Event on Innovation and Connectivity on May 17, 2017.

1QBit’s Chair of the Board David Roberts has been invited to address the assembly on the topic of Positive Disruption for The Future We Want.

During the event, leading innovators from major corporations of the world will interact with Member States on how emerging technologies can transform efforts aimed at the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development saw world leaders commit to 17 comprehensive, integrated and ambitious SDGs. The world in which the SDGs were adopted is radically different from that of the Millennium Development Goals. Giant leaps in technological advances are converging to make the unthinkable possible. These advances are also raising questions on the impact on society.

SDG Action Event Innovation Program 


1QBit to Present Reinforcement Learning Using Quantum Boltzmann Machines at TQC 2017

May 6, 2017

The Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography, will be held in Paris, June 14-16 2017. This is the twelfth in a series of conferences that aims to bring together the leading researchers in the areas of quantum computation, quantum communication and quantum cryptography. TQC covers all theoretical aspects of quantum information and accepts a limited number of contributed talks on these topics. 1QBit’s researcher Anna Levit will be presenting our work on Reinforcement Learning Using Quantum Boltzmann Machines which investigates, and provides a framework for, how quantum annealers with select chip layouts can outperform classical computers in reinforcement learning tasks.

Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography, Paris – Program

BlueYard x Google Quantum AI Lab event: Quantum Leap

May 3, 2017

1QBit’s CEO Andrew Fursman has been invited to participate in and speak at the BlueYard x Google Quantum AI Lab event: Quantum Leap, on June 22nd in Munich.

The BlueYard Conversation will be invite-only and limited to 75 people. Early confirmed attendees include the founders, CEOs and key executives from quantum startups such as Rigetti, D-Wave, IonQ, 1QBit, Cambridge Quantum Computing, QxBranch, QCWare, ID Quantique, Turing Quantum Inc.; large technology and industrial companies readying to harness the potential of quantum computing such as Accenture, Airbus, Amazon, ATOS, Bosch, Google, IBM, Microsoft, VW, Siemens; investors such as Goldman Sachs, Lightspeed, Khosla Ventures and Atomico; as well as some of the world’s leading research institutes in the field such as Cambridge, QuTech, MIT, Max Planck, Delft and UTS. This event will connect entrepreneurs directly with enterprises, researchers, government funding agencies and investors.

BlueYard x Google Quantum AI Lab: Quantum Leap Overview 

AQC 2017: 1QBit’s Contributed Talks and Poster Presentations

April 25, 2017

The Adiabatic Quantum Computing Conference will be held in Tokyo, Japan, June 26-29 2017. 
This is the seventh conference in the series. 1QBit’s Maritza Hernandez will be presenting a contributed talk on our latest research on Enhancing Quantum Annealing Performance for the Molecular Similarity Problem, along with poster presentations by Pooya Ronagh on Reinforcement Learning Using Quantum Boltzmann Machines and Hamed Karimi on our results using iterative sample persistence variable reduction which will be published shortly. 

Adiabatic Quantum Computing Conference 2017 Program 

1QBit Attends 2017 Quantum Information Processing Conference

February 3, 2017 The annual international Quantum Information Processing (QIP) series is the premier meeting for theoretical quantum information research. Hosted by Microsoft’s QuArC Group, it features researchers from leading academic institutions. The list of attendees this year also included several corporations, such as 1QBit, Rigetti, IBM, Microsoft, and Google. The three overarching themes especially …

1QBit Attends WEF Annual Meeting: Davos 2017

January 12, 2016 As a member of the World Economic Forum’s council The Future of Computing, CEO Andrew Fursman of 1QBit, a WEF Technology Pioneer, is honoured to participate again in this year’s annual meeting, Davos 2017, which will be held in Switzerland on January 17–20.  Andrew Fursman has been invited to speak at the following sessions and …

Information Technology & Innovation Foundation: Future of Quantum Computing Event

November 24, 2016

1QBit President Landon Downs has been invited to speak at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation’s The Future of Quantum Computing: Policy Implications for National Security and Industrial Competitiveness event on December 6 in Washington DC. The session will be moderated by Stephen Ezell, VP Global Innovation Policy for ITIF. The discussion will delve into key issues for policymakers, starting with a primer on what quantum computing is and where the technology is headed, then exploring questions such as: How are firms pushing the frontier? What are the implications for quantum computing when it comes to national security and industrial competitiveness? And what policies do countries need to implement to keep themselves at the forefront of the coming quantum economy? 

ITIF Future of Quantum Computing Event 

WEF Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils – Future Lab: Leveraging Computing

November 10, 2016

As a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council: The Future of Computing, 1QBit CEO Andrew Fursman will be p at the World Economic Forum: Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils 2016 which is being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 13-14.

Andrew will be participating at the Future Lab: Leveraging Computing, which will explore the question: What if, in 2025, quantum computers account for 5% of all computing activity worldwide, enabling us to have answers to some of our most complex data-related problems? 

Annual Meeting of the Global Futures Councils

1QBit Presenting at OPCW Conference

November 10, 2016

1QBit has been invited to speak at the Twenty-First Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention on November 28, 2016 in The Hague, the Netherlands. 1QBit President Landon Downs will give a presentation on developments in emerging technologies and their implications for global security. The conference of the State Parties consists of all 192 members of the OPCW. 

OPCW Conference


An Intimate Talk with Machine Learning Leaders

October 26, 2016

The Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum and Science World is hosting leading experts in a conversation on how machine learning is changing the way we live on November 1st. 1QBit Applied Researcher Jaspreet Oberoi will join panelists Georgie Rose Founder CTO D-Wave, Jeff Herbst VP Business Development Nvidia, Toufic Boubez VP Engineering Splunk, Mike Gelbart Machine Learning Lecturer UBC, and moderator Moe Kermani Managing Partner Vanedge Capital to discuss: What is hype and what is reality in Machine Learning? How will businesses be impacted? and Where will the talent for this industry come from?
Following the panel discussion, Jaspreet will present on the topic of Leveraging Quantum Computing for Machine Learning.

VEF: An Intimate Talk with Machine Learning Leaders