Quantum Computing: A Revolution in The Making

Speaker:  San Murugesan – Sydney, NSW, Australia
Topic(s):  Applied Computing


As classical computing (traditional transistor-based computing) is reaching its performance limits, interest in quantum computing is on the rise.  Based on the principles of quantum mechanics, quantum computers can perform certain kinds of computations more efficiently and faster than a regular computer can. In quantum computers, qubits, rather than classical binary bits, are the basic units for processing information and solving complex computations at high speed. They can process massive and complex datasets and perform computations that involve a large number of variables, more efficiently than classical computers. Potential applications of quantum computers are vast, range from optimization, machine learning, and cryptography to new drug development, molecular simulation, agriculture and materials science. 

As quantum computing promises to tackle problems that are unsolvable by classic computers and super computers, the quantum race is underway – to advance, build and use quantum computers. Businesses eager to embrace the cutting-edge technology — including Google, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, and Alibaba and start-ups — are making rapid progress in quantum computing and exploring its potential in a range of applications, giving quantum computing a lift. Furthermore, governments are showing keen interest in quantum technology, drafting national quantum computing initiatives and supporting them. Quantum computing can and will change our world in unexpected ways. So, it’s imperative to have a holistic understanding of the emerging quantum computing landscape.

In this talk, I will provide a holistic overview on quantum computing – describe the principles and characteristics of quantum computing, discuss the benefits associated with the technology, and outline its applications in a range of areas. I’ll also discuss how you can have access to and use quantum computing, outline related other quantum developments and highlight major industry players in this area. Finally, I will highlight opportunities that quantum computing presents.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  50
Duration:  60-120 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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