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WSJ: Accenture, 1QBit and Biogen POC Shows Quantum Computing May Speed Drug Discovery

June 13, 2017 The Wall Street Journal CIO Journal covers biotechnology company Biogen Inc.'s completed proof of concept experiment with Accenture Labs and 1QBit, which shows that the resulting quantum-enabled methods have the potential to speed up drug discovery for diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. "After a two-month proof-of-concept test that took place earlier...

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Bloomberg: Quantum Computing Might Be Here Sooner Than You Think

June 13, 2017 Bloomberg Markets covers the latest advancements in quantum hardware being developed by IBM, Google, Microsoft and Rigetti, and 1QBit’s early and continued leadership in the development of industry applications that can harness the increasing capabilities of quantum computation. "Landon Downs, president and co-founder of 1QBit, says it’s now becoming possible to unlock the...

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Fujitsu and 1QBit Collaborate on Quantum Inspired AI Cloud Service

May 15, 2017 The combination of Fujitsu’s digital annealer hardware and 1QBit’s software will enable advances in machine learning and large-scale optimization problems. Vancouver, Canada and Tokyo, Japan — Fujitsu Limited and 1QB Information Technologies Inc. (1QBit) announced that starting today they will collaborate on applying quantum-inspired technology to the field of artificial...

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The Economist Technology Quarterly: Quantum Technologies and Their Applications

March 9, 2017 The Economist Technology Quarterly Q2 is focused on Quantum Technology and its applications such as a global network of communications links whose security is underwritten by unbreakable physical laws, sensors that can spot hidden nuclear submarines, and computers and software that can discover new drugs, revolutionise securities trading and design new materials. Referencing a 2015...

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NQIT Report: Commercial Prospects for Quantum Computing

January 19, 2016 The Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub, the largest of the four Hubs in the UK National Quantum Technology Programme, released their first issue of a new market report “Commercial Prospects of Quantum Computing”, which reviews current commercial activity in quantum computing around the world. The report covers commercial investment in quantum computing, the current...

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Microsoft moves from pure research to begin engineering a topological quantum computer

November 21, 2016 Microsoft is doubling down on its commitment to the field of quantum computing, making a strong bet that it is possible to create a scalable quantum computer using what is called a topological qubit. Longtime Microsoft executive Todd Holmdahl will lead the scientific and engineering effort to create scalable quantum hardware and software. He believes the company’s long...

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The Robots Are Coming

October 7, 2016
The World Economic Forum’s Economic Summit India was host to many conversations on the future of technology and its implications on the India and global workforce. Central to this dialogue was the panel session on India’s Fourth Industrial Revolution moderated by Time Magazine’s Nikhil Kumar, with the Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, GE Vice-Chairman John Rice, Pranay Jivrajka from Ola Cabs, and Landon Downs, President of 1QBit.
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D-Wave Will Ship a 2000-Qubit Quantum Computer Next Year

September 27, 2016
D-Wave announced at the company’s inaugural users group conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico that it will start shipping a quantum computer with 2000 qubits next year. This is twice the size of its current 1000-qubit D-Wave 2X. The 2000-qubit quantum computer is said to be 500 to 1000 times faster than its predecessor. D-Wave’s senior vice president of systems, Jeremy Hilton, said an even larger quantum computer based on a whole new processor design will come out two to three years later.
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Google Sprints Ahead in AI Building Blocks by Giving Away TensorFlow

July 18, 2016
Google’s TensorFlow software simplifies the programming of key systems that underpin artificial intelligence. By making this for the most part open and free, Google has created a lead in the space which will be very difficult for their competitors to close despite only having a six-month head start.
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