#141 Abraham Asfaw, IBM Quantum Computing - Out of the Lab, and into Industry


Abraham Asfaw of IBM talks about the current state of their quantum computing project, and how it has moved out of the lab and into industry and education.


Who he is, what he does. Quick overview of quantum computing and Qiskit. Book on quantum computing for undergraduates. State of quantum in industry, optimization problems, quantum advantage. Industrial examples, financial, chemistry. Demand for developers. Current quantum volume – doubling every year. Why a million qubits by themselves would not be enough. The meaning of quantum advantage/supremacy. Combing classical and quantum computing. How many quantum computers IBM has. Where to get the free IBM book. Other useful resources.


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