Research Showing U.K. Businesses Eager to Invest in Disruptive Technology; to Include Quantum Computing

New technologies to gain funding boost over next five years

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+  Quantum computing has also been a major focus for the UK government, which pledged to invest £153m in the technology in June this year.

“If firms are to continue developing the technology behind quantum computing, robotics and AI in the UK — ending political instability will go a long way to unlocking investment,” said Felicity Burch, the CBI’s director of digital and innovation.

+  Meanwhile the number of business respondents initiating investments in blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies will double from 16 per cent to 35 per cent, the survey said. A third (32 per cent) of respondents are also set to begin investing in AI.

+  The amount of firms set to invest in quantum computing is to nearly triple from 11 per cent today to 32 per cent in five years, according to a survey by the CBI and Accenture.

Source:  CITY A.M.  Emily Nicolle,  New technologies to gain funding boost over next five years…

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