Christopher Savoie, PhD is the CEO & founder of Zapata Computing. He is a published scholar in medicine, biochemistry and computer science.
Every day, we get closer to the point where quantum computers will outperform existing classical computers when solving real business problems. We call this milestone “quantum advantage,” and it could have profound implications across a broad spectrum of industries, ranging from pharmaceuticals and chemistry to machine learning and cybersecurity.
How far away is quantum advantage? It could be closer than you might think.
From a hardware standpoint, Honeywell, Google, IBM, Rigetti and IonQ all continue to make impressive progress on their respective devices. Google, for example, made waves last October when researchers used its Sycamore quantum device to perform a calculation that, by their estimates, would have taken a classical supercomputer 10,000 years to solve. More recently, Google AI Quantum and collaborators used the device to