Delta partners with IBM to explore quantum computing – an airline industry first
“Partnering with innovative companies like IBM is one way Delta stays on the leading edge of tech to better serve our customers and our people, while drawing the blueprints for application across our industry,” said Rahul Samant, Delta’s CIO. “We’ve done this most recently with biometrics in our international terminals and we’re excited to explore how quantum computing can be applied to address challenges across the day of travel.”
IBM and Daimler use quantum computer to develop next-gen batteries
Electric vehicles have an Achilles Heel: the capacity and speed-of-charging of their batteries. A quantum computing breakthrough by researchers at IBM and Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, could help tackle this challenge.
IBM doubles Quantum Volume on roadmap
In order to achieve quantum advantage within the next decade, we will need to at least double the Quantum Volume of our quantum computing systems every year. IBM has achieved a system demonstrating a Quantum Volume of 32, doubling for the fourth straight year in a row and continuing a roadmap of quantum computing progress.
On “Quantum Supremacy”
Regarding Google’s “quantum supremacy” paper, we argue that an ideal simulation of the same task can be performed on a classical system in 2.5 days and with far greater fidelity. This is in fact a conservative, worst-case estimate, and we expect that with additional refinements the classical cost of the simulation can be further reduced.