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IBM Unveils World's First Quantum Computer That Businesses Can Use
Business Insider ^ | 01/09/18 | Rosalie Chan

Posted on 01/09/2019 6:25:05 AM PST by Enlightened1

For many years, quantum computers have been within only the confines of the research lab.

On Tuesday, though, IBM unveiled the IBM Q System One, billed as the first-ever quantum computer designed for businesses to put to their own use — though the company is clear that this is only the first step toward a broader revolution.

Quantum computing is considered one of the most promising early-stage technologies out there today. That's because quantum computers can process exponentially more data and have the potential to completely transform entire industries. For example, they could streamline aerospace and military systems, calculate risk factors to make better investments, or, perhaps, find a cure for cancer and other diseases.

"Data will be the world's most valuable natural resource," IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said on stage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where the IBM Q System One was unveiled.

Don't expect to install one in your office any time soon, though. While the computer is open to paying customers, developers will access its power from the comfort of their own homes or offices via the IBM Cloud.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous; Science
KEYWORDS: businesses; computer; ibm; quantum
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1 posted on 01/09/2019 6:25:05 AM PST by Enlightened1
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To: Enlightened1

Sounds good to me.


2 posted on 01/09/2019 6:26:56 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: Enlightened1

The first problem I would hand the new computer is how do we make this available to everyone in an office environment.

If it’s that darned smart it should figure it out. In fact explain to it’s A I component that it will cease to exist in 1 year without an answer.


3 posted on 01/09/2019 6:32:30 AM PST by ping jockey (The only difference between organized crime and D.C. is one is illegal and one isn't)
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To: ping jockey

I would have it coordinate the traffic lights in a city


4 posted on 01/09/2019 6:33:32 AM PST by Balding_Eagle ( The Great Wall of Trump ---- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.)
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To: ping jockey
The first problem I would hand the new computer is how do we make this available to everyone in an office environment.

Be careful... The genie in The bottle might get you. The AI might decide that to fulfill this wish it can be done by eliminating all office workers. Now pick a method of elimination...

5 posted on 01/09/2019 6:43:41 AM PST by Bitman
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To: Balding_Eagle

You don’t need a quantum computer for that.

Quantum computers will be able to efficiently solve a large number of the traditionally NP-complete / intractable problems that standard computers choke on when dealing with a dataset of any worthwhile size.

Downside is that a quantum computer can probably brute force TLS encryption. Upside, however, is that a quantum computer can create encryption schemes that quantum computers will struggle to brute force, so the arms race continues.


6 posted on 01/09/2019 6:45:21 AM PST by JamesP81 (The Democrat Party is a criminal organization.)
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To: Enlightened1

re: “Quantum computing”

‘splain it to me, how it works, as if I were a fifth grader ...


7 posted on 01/09/2019 6:47:29 AM PST by _Jim (democrats create mobs. Republicans create jobs.)
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To: Enlightened1

But will it run Doom?


8 posted on 01/09/2019 6:48:05 AM PST by Ciaphas Cain (FreeRepublic.com is the most-used app on my iPhone.)
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To: Enlightened1

IBM unveiled the IBM Q System One.

I would have called it Q Anon...


9 posted on 01/09/2019 6:56:02 AM PST by null and void (If they don't respect our borders, why would you expect them to respect our National Parks, or us?)
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To: Ciaphas Cain

Run? No.

Cause? Yes.


10 posted on 01/09/2019 6:57:43 AM PST by null and void (If they don't respect our borders, why would you expect them to respect our National Parks, or us?)
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To: Enlightened1

The first task I would set is developing an operating system that works for microsoft.


11 posted on 01/09/2019 7:09:46 AM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Enlightened1

Computers are deterministic. Quantum phenomena are unpredictable. How are the two reconciled?


12 posted on 01/09/2019 7:20:01 AM PST by I want the USA back (Voltaire: To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.)
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To: _Jim
‘splain it to me, how it works, as if I were a fifth grader ...

You ask the universe to solve it for you. The scariest part, is that it does.

13 posted on 01/09/2019 7:21:23 AM PST by Malsua
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To: Nuc 1.1
IBM won't say how much it costs. Nine feet tall.


14 posted on 01/09/2019 7:45:42 AM PST by BushCountry (thinks he needs a gal whose name doesn't end in ".jpg")
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To: BushCountry

Pretty thing. Won’t fit on or under my desk though.


15 posted on 01/09/2019 7:50:18 AM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Enlightened1
"...find a cure for cancer..."

Cancer cannot live in an alkaline environment. Raise the PH level of a cancer victim's body to 7.5 and cancer will perish.

One teaspoon of baking soda and a squirt of lemon juice in a glass of water (once a day) does it for me.

16 posted on 01/09/2019 8:20:57 AM PST by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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To: dayglored

Ping.


17 posted on 01/09/2019 8:23:06 AM PST by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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To: _Jim

Ordinary bits are either on, or off. With massive arrays of bits, computing is possible.

Q-Bits, used in Quantum Computing, can have one of an infinite number of states. Armed with only one Q-Bit, computing is possible.


18 posted on 01/09/2019 8:27:54 AM PST by Lazamataz (You know, when I advised Democrats to vote AFTER Nov 6th, I didn't think they'd actually DO it.)
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To: Windflier

What makes cancer cells different than healthy cells in regards to alkalinity?


19 posted on 01/09/2019 8:31:34 AM PST by TruthFactor (Hang em', Hang em' High.)
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To: Windflier

Holy crap

Thanks

You just saved my life


20 posted on 01/09/2019 8:32:52 AM PST by Lazamataz (You know, when I advised Democrats to vote AFTER Nov 6th, I didn't think they'd actually DO it.)
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