Google aims to build a “useful, bug-fixed quantum computer” by the end of the decade explained in a blog post. The search giant hopes the technology will help solve several major problems, such as feeding the world and climate change to develop better medicines. To develop the technology, Google has unveiled a new Quantum AI campus in Santa Barbara that includes a quantum data center, hardware research labs, and quantum processor chip manufacturing facilities. It will spend billions on technology development over the next decade, Wall Street Journal reports.
The destination was announced at Google I / O on Tuesday comes a year and a half after that Google said it had achieved quantum supremacy, a milestone in which a quantum computer has performed a calculation that would be impossible with a traditional classical computer. Google says its quantum computer was able to perform a calculation in 200 seconds that a traditional supercomputer would have taken 10,000 years or more. But competitors compete to build their own quantum computers question Google’s alleged progress. Instead of lasting 10,000 years, IBM argued at the time that a traditional supercomputer can actually complete a task in 2.5 days or less.
This extra processing power can be useful for accurately simulating molecules and thus nature, Google says. This can help us design better batteries, create more carbon-intensive fertilizers, or develop more targeted drugs, because a quantum computer could run simulations before a company invests in building real prototypes. Google also expects that quantum computing will have great benefits in the development of artificial intelligence.
Despite Google claiming to have reached a quantum dominance milestone, Google says it still has a long way to go before such computers are useful. Although current quantum computers consist of less than 100 kbits, Google targets a machine built with 1,000,000. Arrival is a multi-step process. Google says it must first reduce the mistakes that permits have made before it can think of building 1,000 physical commits into a single logical commendation. This lays the groundwork for a “quantum transistor,” which is a building block for future quantum computers.
Despite the challenges ahead, Google is optimistic about its potential. “We’re at this inflection point,” said Hartmut Neven, a researcher at Google’s Quantum AI program. said Wall Street Journal“We now have important parts in hand that will make us confident. We know how the roadmap will be implemented.” Google will eventually offer quantum computing services across the cloud.