GOOGLE: John Martinis & Team Start Quantum Computing Research Project With Google


One of the world’s largest consumer technology companies is entering into the quantum computing market, as Google announced this week that it plans to team with researchers at UC Santa Barbara to build processors based on superconducting electronics.

The Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, which was launched by Google in May, is operated out of NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffat Field, California and uses a quantum computer from D-Wave Systems to study the application of quantum optimization to difficult problems in artificial intelligence. The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is also a project partner.

On Tuesday, Google Director of Engineering Hartmut Neven confirmed that John Martinis and his team at UC Santa Barbara were also joining the research project. Martinis, who was recently presented with the London Prize for his work in quantum control and quantum information processing, and his colleagues “have made great strides in building superconducting quantum electronic components of very high fidelity,” Neven said.


Professor John Martinis

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014