Partnership Seeks to Accelerate Development and Practical Use of Quantum Algorithms

ABN AMRO and QuSoft join hands to explore the power of quantum software

Points to note…

+  Quantum algorithms allow companies and researchers to enter a whole new world of technological possibilities. In the future, quantum computers could prove highly useful in processing and monitoring data from financial transactions, for example. The need to better understand those possibilities is becoming more pressing as new products and new applications generate ever-increasing volumes of data.

+  With the volume of processing data rising exponentially, soon normal computers will no longer be powerful enough to complete calculations within the time available. Quantum algorithms can help to quickly identify discrepancies in those data, for example attacks on payment transactions. They can also improve the accuracy of risk assessments.

ABN AMRO and QuSoft have formed a two-year partnership to explore future applications of quantum algorithms. The partnership was announced by ABN AMRO’s Quantum programme manager Dimitri van Esch at the Quantum Tech conference in Boston in the United States on 11 September.

+  For both parties, the partnership will mean expanding their areas of research. “QuSoft possesses the understanding of quantum algorithms to link new and future challenges that organisations face to the computers of tomorrow,” explains QuSoft director Harry Buhrman. “DisQover will explore how to turn quantum algorithms into practical applications and make them available to a wide public as quickly as possible.”

+  The technology offers potential in other areas besides the financial sector. “For example customising medical treatments to vastly improve their effectiveness. That involves processing huge amounts of DNA and molecular data. But there are also numerous economic and environmental possibilities, such as logistics solutions for optimum efficiency when supplying brick-and-mortar shops, or creating a perfect timetable for public transport that offers the right capacity at any given moment.”

Source:  Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica.  CWI,  ABN AMRO and QuSoft join hands to explore the power of quantum software…

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