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  • The 2017 Adiabatic Quantum Computing Conference Is Amazing

    I’m in Tokyo (!!!) for the 2017 Adiabatic Quantum Computing Conference!Today is one of the most exciting days of my life! I know I say…

  • Stop limiting quantum computing to speed

    The classical computing paradigm has always been tied to speed, at least in the popular imagination. Sure, in reality the goals for…

  • Fortune And Glory, Kid. Fortune And Glory.

    It’s time to meddle with powers I can’t possibly comprehend. Fortunately, nothing shocks me. I’m a scientist.I squeezed three…

  • Techcrunch Oped: Quantum Computing, Not Ai, Will Define Our Future

    The word “quantum” gained currency in the late 20th century as a descriptor signifying something so significant it defied the use of…

  • King Classical, Quantum Supremacy, And The Pursuit Of Practical Applications

    Companies take aim at “quantum supremacy” while classical computers keep moving the target.Classical computers. I don’t often give…

  • The Countdown To Quantum Computing

    Todd Holmdahl starts Microsoft’s countdown to a general-purpose quantum computer at T-5 years.Last week I shared with you…

  • Teaching The Next Wave Of Quantum Computing Talent With Bryce Fuller And Patrick Rall

    Two Up-and-Comers in Quantum Computing Share Their InsightIf there’s one thing I love, it’s seeing talented young people get involved…

  • Mathematician Gil Kalai Says Quantum Computers Will Never Work

    You sent me great arguments about quantum computing and AI, but Gil Kalai is arguing that quantum computers are never going to work in the…

  • Will Quantum Computing Breath Life Into Artificial Intelligence?

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, AI is all the rage. But can it really exist without quantum computing?There’s been a lot of chatter lately about…

  • Driving Into Quantum Computing With Team Volkswagen

    Whurley Gets Volkswagen to Talk Traffic Optimization, Better Batteries, and Self-Driving CarsI’m truly excited today to bring you this…

  • Will Two Quantum Computing Milestones Be Announced In The Next Few Weeks?

    The Financial Times reports two “scientific milestones” will be announced in the “next few weeks” by Microsoft and Google, but my…

  • The Time Has Come For Quantum Computing For Babies

    Chris Ferrie and I teamed up to bring you a quantum baby masterpiece.You may remember my post on Chris Ferrie’s Quantum Entanglement…

  • David Ignatius Asks, “Why Aren’t There More Smart Americans?”

    The Author of The Quantum Spy Says Producing World-Class American Students is of National ImportanceI’ve discussed one of my favorite…

  • Bill Gates Says He Doesn’t Understand Quantum Computing, And That’s A Big Problem

    There’s a Huge Elephant in the Room We Need to DiscussFirst off, I somehow missed this story last fall. My fault. I should have been on…

  • Understanding A Potential “Speed Limit” For Quantum Computing

    Since We Can’t Measure Departure or Arrival Times Without a Delay, There May be a “Quantum Speed Limit”Stay with me, here. I…

  • Now Even The Department Of Energy Wants To Develop A Quantum Computer

    U.S. Department of Energy Joins Intel, IBM, Google, and Microsoft in the Quest to Develop a Quantum ComputerThe agency charged with…

  • David Ignatius Takes Quantum Computing Mainstream In The Quantum Spy

    The Prize-Winning Washington Post Columnist and Popular Spy Novelist’s New Book is All About Quantum Computing, and It Hits a Little Too…

  • Intel Surprises At CES With 49-Qubit Quantum Chip, “Tangle Lake”!

    In a Significant Quantum Leap, the Chip Manufacturer Makes a Move in the Race for Quantum SupremacyDespite being seen by some as a quantum…

  • Wired Thinks “Quantum Computing Is The Next Big Security Risk”

    Wired Magazine Has Joined the “Quantum Computing Could Destroy Us All” Camp. I’m Still On a More Positive Tip.I don’t know how I…

  • Rigetti Computing Advances Machine Learning On A Quantum Computer

    Quantum Computing Startup Demonstrates Unsupervised Machine Learning Using Their 19-Qubit ProcessorIf you’re familiar with machine…

  • SXSW 2018’s Hottest Panel Is All About Quantum Computing

    That’s Right, Superposition Fans, SXSW 2018 Will Feature an Awesome Panel on Quantum Computing!I get to kick things off in the new year…

  • Tonight We’re Sending You Back To The Future!

    Doing My Best Doc Brown, I’ll Take You Back to 2017, and then Forward to 2018 Looking for the Most Popular and Interesting Topics in…

  • Seven Quantum Computing Experts Make Predictions For 2018

    2017 Has Been An Amazing Year. What Does 2018 Have In Store? Seven Quantum Computing Experts Predict the Future.After yesterday’s…

  • Six Quantum Experts Share Their Christmas Wish Lists

    For Christmas Day, Whurley Taps Six Quantum Computing Experts to Share their Christmas Wish ListsAs I sat there on Christmas Eve morning, I…

  • Three Reasons Why The Claims That Microsoft’s Quantum Computing Efforts Are “Vaporware” Are #Fakenews

    Forbes Opinion Piece Questioning Microsoft’s Decision to Preview Its Quantum “Vaporware” is InconceivableOkay, okay. I immediately…

  • Another Take On Japan’s Freely Accessible “Quantum Computer”

    Due to a Lack of Entanglement, NTT’s Coherent Ising Machine May Not Qualify as a Quantum ComputerThree weeks ago I wrote about a…

  • ARL’s Dr. Brian La Cour Discusses Quantum Emulation And Childhood Ambition

    Dr. Brian La Cour Answers Whurley’s Questions About Quantum Emulation and His Dreams of Being an EntomologistI’m psyched this week to…

  • Microsoft Plays Quantum Computing In The Key Of Q#

    Microsoft Makes Quantum Computing Accessible to Developers with New Visual Studio and Q# Programming Language PreviewThis week Microsoft…

  • Two Quantum Computing Conferences, One Insane Week

    IBM’s Approximate Quantum Computing Conference and QC Ware’s Q2B Held in the Same WeekWe have fully activated the hype cycle on quantum…

  • Diving Into Quantum Computing With Helmut Katzgraber To Get A Clearer Picture

    Texas A&M’s Helmut Katzgraber Sits Down for 15(-ish) Questions with WhurleyAside from being an avid underwater photographer, Helmut…

  • Photonic Quantum Communication Foreshadows The Quantum Internet

    We Demonstrated Photonic Quantum Communication Between Two Quantum Nodes. Is the Quantum Internet Next?The non-profit Institute of…

  • Transferring Quantum Information Across A Quantum Bus

    Austrian Researchers Have Designed a Quantum BusAs you know from reading this blog, quantum computing is as fragile as it is exciting…

  • IBM’s Dynamic Duo: Jerry Chow And Jay Gambetta Discuss All Things IBM Q

    Jerry Chow and Jay Gambetta Chat with Whurley about QISkit,  Artificial Intelligence, and the Myths and Misconceptions about Quantum…

  • Yale Professor Puts Schoelkopf’s Law To The Test At Quantum Computing Startup

    Yale University Professor Robert Schoelkopf and Two Colleagues are New Competition in the Race to Build a Quantum ComputerFrom Silicon…

  • Japan Just Gave Everyone Access To Prototype Quantum Computer For Free

    Tokyo-based NTT Gives Free Access to a New Prototype Quantum Computer in the Hope Engineers Will Help Improve ItYesterday Nippon Telegraph…

  • Yes, Quantum Computers Do Threaten The Future Of Bitcoin, But . . .

    Quantum Computers Will Eventually Break Bitcoin’s Blockchain, But That’s Just One Side of the StoryRecently I was asked to contribute a…

  • Sweden Joins The International Race To Build A Quantum Computer

    As the “New Space Race” Heats Up, Sweden Joins the Pack in Pursuit of Its Own Quantum ComputerThe Swedes are going big, throwing 1…

  • Volkswagen And Google Drive Quantum Computing Into Your Car

    Volkswagen and Google Apply Quantum Computing to Traffic Optimization, Machine Learning, and High-Performance BatteriesQuantum computing…

  • A “Big Frickin’ Deal”: IBM Announces Prototype 50-Qubit Processor

    IBM Announces an Operational 50-Qubit Quantum ProcessorIt’s gotta be a great day at IBM Q when you can make an announcement so…

  • The Quantum Sensei: Dr. Hidetoshi Nishimori Discusses Quantum Annealing

    Dr. Hidetoshi Nishimori Answers Whurley’s Questions About Quantum AnnealingIf you’ve never heard of Hidetoshi Nishimori, then you might…

  • Big Data And Analytics In The Age Of Quantum Computing

    Quantum Computers Will Make Short Work of Big DataDepending on which website you trust and your faith in statistics, about 90% of all the…

  • Hedge Funds Start Experimenting With Quantum Investing

    Renaissance Technologies, DE Shaw, and Two Sigma Are All Testing Quantum InvestingThis is where things get interesting. I’ve told you…

  • Bo Knows! Talking Quantum Computing With D-Wave’s Bo Ewald

    Bo Ewald—Scientist, Pilot, Action Hero—Sits Down to Talk Quantum Computing With Whurley.If you’ve never met Bo Ewald, he’s  super…

  • Finding Quantum Inspiration At The Inaugural Obama Summit

    Participating in the Inaugural Obama Foundation Summit was an Honor as well as an Inspiration for My Quantum Computing…

  • Is The United States Falling Behind In Quantum Computing?

    Testifying before the House, Quantum Scientists Plead for the U.S. to Take the Lead in Quantum ComputingEarlier this week I wrote about the…

  • China Goes Big With 92-Acre, $10 Billion Quantum Research Center

    China’s National Laboratory for Quantum Information Sciences Set to Open by 2020If you keep up with the  quantum computing news, you…

  • The 2018 USA Eisenhower Fellowships Program: Using Quantum Computing For Global Good

    Eisenhower Fellowships Announced the 11 American Leaders Selected for the 2018 ProgramWith the help of steering committees across the…

  • Opening Quantum Computing To Chemists With Openfermion

    Google’s Release of OpenFermion Will Help Drive Chemistry into the Quantum AgeThe incredible work scientists are doing in quantum…

  • Breaking Through The 49-Qubit Simulation Barrier: 56 Qubits!

    Mathematical Advances Postpone Quantum Supremacy. Wait . . . What?!?Earlier this month IBM announced they had created a method for…

  • Open Source, Emerging Standards, And Quantum Computing

    I’ll Be in New York in Two Weeks for the Open Source Strategy Forum!You can hear me speak about “Open Source, Emerging Standards, and…

  • Intel Moves Quantum Computing Closer To Reality With A 17-Qubit Chip

    Legendary Chip Manufacturer Intel Releases New 17-Qubit Superconducting Chip to Research Partner in the Netherlands for Testing.We got…

  • The End Of Encryption Is Coming! Bury Your Keys In The Backyard!

    Quantum Computers Herald a New Age of Computing Power and (GASP!) the End of Encryption as We Know ItThere is far too much hyperbole out…

  • Quantum Computing Will Change Everything; Sooner Than You Expect

    When we say an emerging technology represents a “paradigm shift,” it’s often hyperbole. In the case of quantum computing, it’s an…

  • Why Don’t More Venture Capitalists Invest In Quantum Computing?

    With a Quantum Computing Future Quickly Approaching, Where’s the Investment Needed to Drive Innovation?As I travel around the world…

  • Quantum Computing Challenges: Protecting Fragile Qubits

    Harnessing the Laws of Quantum Mechanics to Build a Quantum ComputerIf physicists can work out how to reliably harness certain quantum…

  • 7 Things You Need To Know About Qubits

    Qubits are the basic unit of data in quantum computing.Qubits (two-state quantum-mechanical systems) are the basic unit of data in quantum…

  • Exactly How Many Quantum Computers Are There?

    Thirty Years of Progress has Us on the Brink of a Quantum Computing BreakthroughQuantum computing will soon take us beyond what we once…

  • Quantum Computing Standards At Qubits 2017: D-Wave User Group

    Presenting the IEEE Standards Workgroup’s Efforts to D-Wave’s User GroupI am at D-Wave’s “Qubits 2017” user group meetup to…

  • Microsoft’s Quantum Ambitions In Under Three Minutes

    Microsoft Discusses Its Quantum Computing Projects at MS Ignite 2017Microsoft made some pretty big statements Monday about its in-progress…

  • Quantum Computing: Science Fact Or Science Fiction?

    Pioneers, Thought Leaders, Adventurers, Artists, Game Changers, and Quantum Computing with MeToday I presented “Quantum Computing…

  • And Now It’s Time For Quantum Computing Definitions

    The IEEE P7130™—Standard for Quantum Computing Definitions projectToday I am pleased (aren’t I always?) to announce that the IEEE…

  • It’s All About The Endless Impossibilities Of Quantum Computing

    Endless Impossibilities: Understanding and Preparing for the Coming Age of Quantum ComputingIn a previous post I mentioned that I will be…

  • Quantum This! Ten Questions From SXSW’s Hugh Forrest

    Ten Questions about Quantum Computing and Other TopicsI was recently interviewed by SXSW Chief Programming Officer (and all around amazing…

  • SXSW 2018 To Feature Quantum Computing Keynote

    Bringing Quantum Computing Home to South by Southwest (SXSW) 2018SXSW is kicking off the 2018 teaser season early by revealing…

  • Introducing Quantum Computing @Open West 2017

    Quantum computing and open source meet head-on in Utah.Today I will introduce quantum computing to the developers and engineers attending…

  • Chris Ferrie’s Quantum Entanglement For Babies

    If babies can learn about quantum entanglement, so can you!So quantum entanglement is hard to get your head around, right? I mean, Albert…

  • In Munich For Blueyard X Google: A Quantum Leap

    Today Quantum Computing takes a Quantum Leap!I am here in Munich, Germany, today to attend the Quantum Leap event. As a result, I’m super…

  • Innovating In Technology And Quantum Computing

    Entrepreneurs, innovation, and quantum computing.Tonight I present at the Austin Fintech meet up, and I’m psyched to be here. Shehzad…

  • “The Coming Age Of Quantum Computing” Redux: Innotech Dallas

    Today I’m in a Glitch in the Matrix.As you know if you’ve been reading this blog, I was recently in San Antonio taking a run at…

  • Quantum Computing: The Economist Weighs In

    Jason Palmer has written the best piece on quantum computing ever.I was already a huge fan of The Economist’s Technology Quarterly. I…

  • “The Coming Age Of Quantum Computing” Vs. Innotech San Antonio

    Today I’m in San Antonio, explaining quantum computing to the masses.It started innocently enough: my friend Sean Lowery asked me if I…

  • Kurzgesagt’s “Quantum Computers Explained”

    Hands down the best video explanation of quantum computing on the Internet.When someone asks me about quantum computing–what it is, how…

  • The Future Of Quantum Computing Is Open Source

    Discussing the future of quantum computing and open source at the Linux Foundation’s Leadership Summit 2017!The future of quantum…

  • Hello, Quantum Computing! Wait, What Is Quantum Computing?

    Hello, Quantum World! I’m kicking off the new year in a superposition, and I’m all in on quantum computing. Wait, what is quantum computing?