A giant leap of limited proportions in quantum computing

Chinese researchers have pushed the envelope of possibility with limited near-term effect

What an incredible week in the realm of quantum computing. Researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei have performed a quantum computation known as Gaussian Boson Sampling 100 trillion times faster than any supercomputer. Although the magnitude of this achievement cannot be overstated, it doesn’t have many practical applic…

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