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IBM, Google Give $150 Million for U.S.-Japan Quantum-Computing Push

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U.S. President Joe Biden examines a quantum computer with IBM CEO Arvind Krishna.

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Quantum computing research has been given a boost at the University of Chicago and Japan's University of Tokyo with a $150-million investment from IBM and Google.

The U.S.-Japan partnership comes as both nations work to continue to outpace China in quantum advancements.

IBM's $100-million investment is intended to help the universities to build a quantum-centric supercomputer with 100,000 qubits within 10 years.

Google will provide $50 million to the universities and, for the first time, will share its quantum computer with university scientists.

Google’s donation is intended to help educate new quantum specialists, with University of Chicago's Paul Alivisatos noting, "There's going to be a real need for people who understand the technology behind this and can help to implement it."

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