…Machine learning, which now powers speech recognition, computer vision, and more, could prove even more powerful when run on quantum computers. Now scientists find the strange quantum phenomenon known as entanglement, which Einstein dubbed “spooky action at a distance,” might help remove a major potential roadblock to implementing quantum machine learning, a new study finds…

…Quantum computers can theoretically prove more powerful than any conventional computer on a number of tasks, such as finding a number’s prime factors—the mathematical foundation of the modern encryption currently protecting banking and other secure data…

…The more components known as qubits that are linked together in a quantum computer through entanglement—wherein multiple particles can influence each other instantaneously regardless of how far apart they are—the greater its computational power can grow, in an exponential fashion…

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