Summary #884

Google officially lays claim to quantum supremacy

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  • Sycamore, Google’s quantum computer powered by a 53-qubit chip, solved an abstract mathematical problem that can’t be solved by a standard computer.
  • Google researchers claim quantum supremacy, but the scientific community doesn’t agree, and one large complaint comes from IBM.
  • IBM states that they could solve the same problem with a supercomputer in 2,5 days (and not 10,000 as Google claims).
  • But they haven’t done it yet, so the quantum supremacy claim is left in a grey area for now.
  • Nonetheless, it’s an important step towards understanding and mastering the power hidden in quantum computing.

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