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The State Of Quantum Computing

In the first few weeks of June German chancellor Angela Merkel said her government would fund a €2 billion euro innovation program for quantum technology, including investing in two quantum computers, because it is the “next fundamental digital leap in technology.” Global conglomerate Honeywell said it had built the world’s most powerful quantum computer. Quantum computing startups in the U.S., UK, Europe, Israel and Singapore announced new funding rounds and an Austrian quantum computing startup was named a World Economic Forum 2020 Technology Pioneer. There are signs that a quantum leap could be in the cards but don’t scrap your classical computing architecture just yet.

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.