IBM has developed a prototype circuit that could become the basis of quantum computers a decade hence. IBM is betting that a quantum computer will be the next major step in computing, unlocking a new generation of data analysis, machine learning, encryption, and scientific research. The company plans to spend $3 billion over the next five years on quantum computing and other semiconductor research.
IBM Brings Quantum Computing a Step Closer
Researchers at IBM have stitched together a prototype circuit that could become the basis of quantum computers a decade hence. The circuit, an assemblage of four supercooled, superconducting devices known as qubits, checks for the critical errors that make quantum chips so difficult to build.