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Google holds proof of working of Quantum computer

14 December 2015

Google recently announced that it had proof about the workings of quantum computers.

Google claimed to have found a quantum algorithm that could solve problems a hundred-million times faster and the quantum algorithm was faster than a conventional processes, Engadget reported.

According to experts, the discovery could lead to the beginnings of artificial intelligence and also advances in space missions beyond the current space programme, the report said.

Once Google was able to develop the innovation, it would unleash a technological revolution featuring smarter and more responsive AI researches and NASA's ability to stimulate launches and space missions, the report said.

The announcement focused on the "quantum annealing." The technique allows determination of the global minimum for certain function. According to the search company, the results were "intriguing and very encouraging," the report added.

According to exploration technology director, Rupak Biswas of the NASA Ames Research Center in California, the quantum computer was disruptive technology that could change everything, Technology Review reported.

Additionally, Google Quantum AI Lab leader Hartmut Neven said the research had proven the quantum computer, and Google could achieve a "100-million-fold speed-up" for the crafted "proof-of-concept problem."

In 2013, the D-Wave was considered to be the first quantum computer, though critics said the machine had not been proven to actually work on the quantum realm, according to the report.

According to Scott Aaronson, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, said, ''In the current model of the D-Wave chip, there are 1,000 or so qubits [quantum bits], but they're organized into clusters of eight qubits each. The qubits within each cluster are very tightly connected to each other, and between clusters there are only weaker connections. I think that this is the best evidence we've had so far for quantum tunneling behaviour, at least at the level of the eight-bit clusters.''

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