The World Takes Note: AFRL Joins IBM Q Network

First-of-its-Kind Collaboration in Quantum Technology

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+  Quantum computers could spur the development of new breakthroughs in science and medicine, machine learning, algorithms and more. A recent collaboration will advance quantum application at the US Air Force. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate is approaching industry, academia, and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to apply quantum computing to Air Force concerns and ensure they remain the most advanced and capable force in the World.

+  The Air Force Research Lab formally has joined the IBM Q Network, the first ever partnership of its kind in the Department of Defense. This alliance will provide the US Air Force and its collaborators with access to commercial quantum systems to explore practical Air Force applications.

+  According to, the AFRL Quantum Hub will be used to investigate quantum applications in algorithms, machine learning, neural network training, risk/decision analysis, quantum simulation of molecular and strongly correlated systems, photonic phenomena, and specific biological systems.

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