Congrats to Google on a major quantum computing milestone
Congrats to the Google Team on the first demonstration of Quantum Supremacy – a calculation on quantum computing hardware that would be infeasible on a classical computer. Together with a recent announcement from IBM who are soon to make 14 quantum computers (including a 53 qubit one!) commercially available on the cloud; BT, DWave, University College London, and the University of Bristol exploring the use of quantum hardware in AI/Hierarchical Task Network planning techniques for telecoms networks, and others like Rigetti, PsiQuantum, and Xanadu making huge strides – we are quickly entering the Quantum Era.
Don’t believe me? Try a fun exercise of plotting the development of commercial quantum computers and compare it to the early days of Moore’s law. (And remind your pessimistic friend that no one needs more than 64k of memory!).
While all of this is a great step towards the future of computing, it also means there’s no time to waste to start protecting our communications infrastructure and secure our information technology. Remember everything you’re sending now can be copied and cracked in the future as these quantum computing companies continue to advance the technology.
Now is the time to start exploring quantum-safe encryption technologies and what’s involved in their roll-out. AT KETS, we’re developing some of these new quantum-safe tools with the aim of building a world where you can trust your digital connections as much as your personal ones. We’re exploring all of the new applications one can build in a quantum-safe future and working with forward thinking companies and the leaders of tomorrow.
Chris Erven, CEO