The rate at which quantum computing is hitting the media stream is ever-increasing. This piece is a collection of recent articles and reports covering various aspects of quantum computing from the lens of government and policy. Mea Cubitt

EDJX and Cubic Corporation Partner to Launch the Internet of Military Things Edge Platform | EDJX, the pioneer in distributed computing services at the edge, and Cubic Corporation, the market leader in networked Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) technology, today announced a strategic partnership to launch the world’s first Internet of Military Things™ Edge Platform.  Source: MARKETS INSIDER.   EDJX and Cubic Corporation Partner to Launch the Internet of Military Things Edge Platform…

Action, not talk, needed to realise Australia’s quantum opportunity | Opinion: The announcement of the AUKUS security partnership by leaders of the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia has triggered a flood of op-eds about the implications of the Morrison Government’s decision to reboot its submarine acquisition program for a third time using US nuclear-powered technology.  Source: InnovationAus.   Action, not talk, needed to realise Australia’s quantum opportunity…

What now for UK data protection laws? | The UK Government has now published its long-awaited proposals to reform UK data protection law. The 146-page paper – Data: A new direction – contains detailed and well-thought-out proposals that raise valid questions about the cost and effectiveness of many aspects of the UK GDPR.  Source: techUK.   What now for UK data protection laws?

What’s next to enable a ‘quantum-ready’ economy? | The arrival of commercial quantum computing promises substantial opportunity for growth and is driving major investment as governments across Europe and the world strive to make their economies ‘quantum-ready’. The UK, for example, built its first quantum computer last year while also unveiling the national quantum computing center, due to open in 2023 and intended to be a world-class facility which places the country at the forefront of quantum computing. Elsewhere, Germany has committed €2 billion of Covid-recovery funding into quantum technologies – supplementing wider EU plans to put a further €1 billion into the technology between now and 2028.  Source: techradar.pro.   What’s next to enable a ‘quantum-ready’ economy?

World’s first center focused on commercial quantum computing, coming to the UK | Construction will soon be underway for the first laboratory dedicated to quantum computing research. A breaking-ground ceremony was held earlier today at the UK’s National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) facility in Oxfordshire, ahead of the commencement of construction works of the center that will be funded by £93 million over five years, with the goal of speeding up the development of scalable, practical quantum computers.  Source: T_HQ.   World’s first center focused on commercial quantum computing, coming to the UK…

Seven Essential Steps To Drive A Successful Quantum Computing Proof-Of-Concept Project | Digital disruption prompted a wave of transformations in recent years as businesses moved to address customer expectations for better, faster experiences. Today, digital transformation is a central tenet of every modern business strategy. Quantum computing is now arriving on the scene to drive digital transformation even further. As I mentioned in my previous Forbes article, quantum computing will have a tectonic impact on many industries and solve what used to be unsolvable challenges.  Source: Forbes.   Seven Essential Steps To Drive A Successful Quantum Computing Proof-Of-Concept Project…

China reaffirms its ‘quantum supremacy’ after upgrading its Zuchongzhi processor | Just a few months ago, in mid-July, China claimed ‘quantum supremacy’ by getting its Zuchongzhi computer to solve, in just 70 minutes, a problem for which the best of the classic computers would have needed eight years. Now, the same team of researchers has updated its quantum computer,which this time has managed to solve in just 4.2 hours a calculation that any other computer would have taken thousands of years to complete. This demonstration of what the scientists themselves have called the ‘quantum computational advantage’ was achieved using 6 more qubits (quantum bits) than the Google team used in 2019. The results of the experiment already appear on the arXiv pre-publication server.  Source: ABC SCIENCE.   China reaffirms its ‘quantum supremacy’ after upgrading its Zuchongzhi processor…

Building a quantum future | Construction will soon be starting on the world’s first national laboratory to be dedicated to quantum computing. With funding of £93m over the next five years, the primary objective of the UK’s National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) is to accelerate the scale-up and exploitation of practical quantum computers. The NQCC will be built in Harwell, Oxfordshire, alongside several other top-tier scientific facilities operated by the Science and Facilities Technology Council (STFC), and is due to open in 2023.  Source: physicsworld.   Building a quantum future…

Concerns over ethics, diversity lead some Stanford students to say no to Silicon Valley | Nine years after The New Yorker magazine labeled Stanford “Get Rich U,” Silicon Valley’s allure remains powerful for many students.  Source: The Standford Daily.   Concerns over ethics, diversity lead some Stanford students to say no to Silicon Valley…

China advances industrial application of quantum technology | HEFEI, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) — With a height of about one meter and weight of less than 100 kg, a miniaturized quantum satellite ground station caught the eyes of audiences at the 2021 Quantum Industry Conference held Saturday in Hefei, capital of east China’s Anhui Province.  Source: BIG NEWS NETWORK.   China advances industrial application of quantum technology…

One year in, Q-NEXT quantum research center is going strong | It’s been a fruitful inaugural year for the Q-NEXT quantum research center, with the start of foundry construction, the launch of a key R&D roadmap, and new science results that will lead to next-generation quantum technologies for science and society.  Source: Argonne.   One year in, Q-NEXT quantum research center is going strong…

It’s time to establish a quantum computing strategy, study suggests | A study of IT leadership suggests that not only are businesses ready for quantum computing, many have already allocated a budget for future Quantum computing projects. What this means, the report concludes, is that competitive organizations can’t afford to ignore quantum computing any longer.  Source: TechRepublic.   It’s time to establish a quantum computing strategy, study suggests…

Pawsey prepares new $48m supercomputer | Western Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has unveiled the first part of its new $48 million supercomputer as it prepares for a major upgrade to current capacity.  Source: INFORMATIONAGE.   Pawsey prepares new $48m supercomputer…

NSF advances 10 quantum technology and artificial intelligence Innovation solution teams to the next phase of the Convergence Accelerator program | The U.S. National Science Foundation announced a $50 million investment to advance 10 convergent multidisciplinary research teams, funded by the Convergence Accelerator program, to phase 2. The selected teams will continue to apply a convergent approach as they transition phase 1 concepts and solutions into practical, sustainable applications in quantum technology, combating climate change and managing natural disasters, monitoring and detecting biothreats, and other real-world solutions that address society’s most pressing concerns and challenges.  Source: National Science Foundation.   NSF advances 10 quantum technology and artificial intelligence Innovation solution teams to the next phase of the Convergence Accelerator program…