This webinar served as an introduction to quantum computing. Unlike classical computers, based on sequential processing principles, quantum computers leverage their strengths from two fundamental characteristics inspired from quantum physics, namely entanglement and superposition, which make them super powerful for undertaking certain tasks, notably inter-correlated events that need to be executed in parallel. Nonetheless, quantum computing is still in its embryonic stage and the industry needs to address challenges in scalability, technology stability, reliability, and cost efficiency.
In this webinar, our presenters discussed the different software and hardware approaches at stake. They elaborated on how the technology, once perceived as Fundamental Physics, will lead to a number of new business opportunities, otherwise not possible using the traditional computing paradigm; these include handling processing of a number of advanced AI (Artificial Intelligence) applications, cybersecurity, chemical and materials designs, as well as medical and Pharmaceutical research.
The presentation also addressed the following questions:
- What are the technologies at stake and how are they differentiated?
- Is quantum computing systematically more efficient than its classical computing counterpart?
- Will quantum computing ever fully replace classical computing?
- Will quantum computing be a cloud play or will it support a more distributed computing paradigm?
- What are the primary use cases currently served by quantum computing?