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Posted: Sep 03, 2014
Google and USCB partner to build a quantum computer
(Nanowerk News) The Quantum Artificial Intelligence team at Google is launching a hardware initiative to design and build new quantum information processors based on superconducting electronics.
John Martinis and his team at UC Santa Barbara will join Google in this initiative. John and his group have made great strides in building superconducting quantum electronic components of very high fidelity.
He recently was awarded the London Prize recognizing him for his pioneering advances in quantum control and quantum information processing.
With an integrated hardware group the Quantum AI team will now be able to implement and test new designs for quantum optimization and inference processors based on recent theoretical insights as well as their learnings from the D-Wave quantum annealing architecture.
The team says it will continue to collaborate with D-Wave scientists and to experiment with the “Vesuvius” machine at NASA Ames which will be upgraded to a 1000 qubit “Washington” processor.