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Classical Computing Embraces Quantum Ideas

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Chip with 3 qubits

A silicon chip housing three qubits, built by researchers at IBM, who hope to someday build chips containing hundreds or thousands of qubits.

Credit: IBM Research

Someday, quantum computers may be able to solve complex optimization problems, quickly mine huge data sets, simulate the kind of physics experiments that currently require billion-dollar particle accelerators, and accomplish many other tasks beyond the scope of present-day computers. That is, if they are ever built.

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