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Future applications of quantum computing may include

Quantum computing, as an emerging technology is facing lot of serious challenges related to the fragility of its data; but many researchers are working to push the technology.

Future applications of quantum computing may include: -Business Optimization: Providing improved solutions to complex optimization problems found in supply chains, logistics, modeling financial data, and risk analysis; -Materials and Chemistry: Untangling the complexity of molecular and chemical interactions leading to the discovery of new materials and medicines;
- Artificial Intelligence: Making facets of artificial intelligence such as machine learning much more powerful; or
- Cloud Security: Using the laws of quantum physics to enhance the security of private data in the cloud. For more information, please visit

IBM has adopted a new metric to characterize the computational power of quantum systems: Quantum Volume.

I have a pleasure to recall that, Quantum Volume accounts for the number and quality of qubits, circuit connectivity, and error rates of operations. IBM’s prototype commercial processor offers a significant improvement in the Quantum Volume. Over the next few years, IBM aims to significantly increase the Quantum Volume of future systems by improving all aspects of the processors, including incorporating 50 or more qubits. Experts can learn more here:

The fragile nature of quantum information

Challenges are very serious when it comes to the nature of quantum information. In effect, due to the fragile nature of quantum information, increasing the computational power requires advances in the quality of the qubits, how the qubits talk to each other and minimizing the quantum errors that can occur. For those who are unfamiliar, the inherent computational power of a quantum processor to solve practical problems depends on far more than simply the number of qubits.

Universal Quantum Computing Processors

In our ever-connected data-driven era, the Qantum Computing is a great hope for the humanity, science, innovation and R&D, in terms of streamlined access to data and insights, solving complex problems. A set of companies such as IBM is pushing the momentum forward with great initiatives and capabilities. IBM is pushing the momentum building its most powerful universal quantum computing processors. The first upgraded processor will be available for use by developers, researchers, and programmers to explore quantum computing using a real quantum processor at no cost via the IBM Cloud. The second is a new prototype of a commercial processor, which will be the core for the first IBM Q early-access commercial systems. One can observe that,with the introduction of two new processors for IBM Q, the company is building the foundation for solving practical problems in business and science that are intractable even with today’s most powerful classical computing systems.