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Welcome to the quantum software superstore

In quantum computing, it’s not simply the computer systems themselves which are arduous to construct but also subtle quantum algorithms—a specialized software  tailor-made to make the most of the machines.

Alán Aspuru-Guzik is the co-founder of Zapata Computing and a Harvard University professor. He used to be a 2010 member of MIT Technology Review’s Innovators under 35 list. Zapata’s aim is to be a quantum-algorithm superstore, providing a broad variety of ready-made software that companies can use to bolster the immense processing power quantum computers promise to deliver. Essentially, Zapata wants companies to have the ability to use the technology “without having an in-house quantum specialist”. Zapata has already negotiated a license with Harvard to access the algorithms Aspuru-Guzik and his workforce developed.

Nonetheless, it’s unclear whether or not quantum computing is going to make a big difference in some areas, such as machine learning—although there are some early indicators it might. It might take some time to construct a comprehensive portfolio of algorithms.

Concerned about such complications in technology, MDI is developing ways to support AI development such as building AIWS 7-Layer Model and The Next Generation Democracy with The World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid.


Read more: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611139/the-worlds-first-quantum-software-superstore-or-so-it-hopes-is-here/