IEEE Computer Society Team
Since Paul Benioff proved a computer can perform under the laws of quantum mechanics in 1980, the concept of quantum computing has remained a highly theoretical field with much hope it would show commercial potential in the future. It seems after four decades, we’ve reached a tipping point where science is now converging with functional applicability.
Both governments and corporations are taking note of this, causing funding for the field to climb 22% over the last two years. 2021 logged 55 venture capital deals in support of quantum computing.
During the second annual International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE21), quantum professionals, researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, and evangelists convened to address areas of research, commercial applicability, and the next generation of topics facing the quantum community at scale.
“The strong participation by industry is a notable feature of QCE. I don’t know of another event that includes such a broad spectrum of companies, from components to systems to software. This connects researchers from academia and government labs to companies actively working on practical and scalable systems.”
– Greg Byrd, professor and associate department head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, N.C., U.S.A., and Quantum Week program board chair.
The QCE21 post-conference report highlights improvements in quantum computing, advances in quantum communication, key industry developments, and what to expect in 2022.
- Learn the applications and converging technologies that are driving advancement in quantum computing;
- Gain insight into the current state of quantum with statistics from Hyperion Research;
- And, get a glimpse of recent breakthroughs in quantum communication.
Download the report today to get the latest advancements and next-gen topics we will be seeing in quantum technology.