University of Queensland researchers concluded an experiment bringing the path to quantum supremacy that much closer. And “The real message of this experiment is to not fear…researchers will have a more complete picture of boson sampling with loss, allowing them to forge new paths to a demonstration of quantum supremacy.” 

“Boson sampling is a task that’s much more efficiently done on a quantum computer than a classical one. A boson-sampling device with photons takes an input of photons, allows them to interact for a period of time, and then measures their positions (the “sample”). Simulating the distribution of many such samples is expected to take exponentially longer on a classical computer than on a quantum device.” (Image Credit: APS/Alan Stonebraker)

This report is found at APS Physics…