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The White House Declares Quantum Computing A Critical Technology

February 16, 2024
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The United States government is starting to take quantum computing seriously.

What’s happening:

  • The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has released an updated list of critical and emerging technologies and has included quantum computing for the very first time
  • The new list of critical and emerging technologies from the White House also includes materials and fabrication techniques necessary for manufacturing quantum computers

Why it matters:

Who is making moves:

  • Quandela recently shipped the first quantum computer to ever be delivered to a data centre in Europe
  • Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) previously launched a new quantum computing project specifically for healthcare that is aiming to help accelerate innovation in drug discovery and molecular analysis
  • D-Wave (NYSE: QBTS) recently announced the availability of their Qubit Advantage prototype for the very first time to customers, which has demonstrated a massive breakthrough in accelerating the time required to solve hard optimization problems

Going deeper:

  • Quantum computing is widely seen as one of the most important technologies for the future, due to its ability to potentially revolutionize the prototyping and testing of everything from artificial intelligence to nuclear fusion processes

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