Thursday, May 12, 2016

Quantum leaps into the public’s hands

Lasers. Transistors. Flash memory. Quantum theory has led to many technological advances. While we have yet to determine if it really makes time-travel possible, we do know what it can do for computing.

Quantum computing has binary bits, just like any computer. But instead of ones and zeros, its quantum bits, or qubits, can represent a one, a zero, or both at once (a phenomenon known as superposition and the beginning of a rather long rabbit hole…)
At first, only a close group of physicists and engineers could participate in quantum computing projects.

Now, IBM is opening up the IBM Quantum Experience to the public. In the Quantum Experience, anyone will be able to create algorithms for and run experiments on IBM quantum processor through personal desktops or mobile devices. Curious minds will also be able to play with qubits, find inspiration and learn about quantum through tutorials and simulations.

Give it a try here:

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