The Weekly Quantum Digest: Are Quantum Computers Facing A Hardware Doomsday?

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Quantum computers are doomed, predicts one physicist. Along with other (more positive) news about quantum computing in this week’s issue.

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“As someone who has worked on quantum computing for many years, I believe that due to the inevitability of random errors in the hardware, useful quantum computers are unlikely to ever be built.” — The Conversation

Science

Entanglement Lights The Way to Scalable Quantum Computers — Physics World

New Algorithms to Determine Eigenstates and Thermal States on Quantum Computers — Phys.org

Israel Gets Ready to Join Global Quantum Computing Race — Haaretz

Strange Quantum Effect Found in an Exotic Superconductor — Big Think

How the end of Moore’s Law will usher in a new era in computing — The Telegraph

Quantum Physics is No More Mysterious Than Crossing the Street: A Conversation with Chris Fuchs — Discover

Business

Amazon Enters Quantum Computing Race With Cloud Quantum Processors— New Scientist

IBM Is Using Quantum Computers to Generate Minecraft-like Game Levels — New Scientist

How an Exec at Amazon Prime Became a Quantum Computing Pioneer at IonQ — Geek Wire

Russia Planning To Build Quantum Computer Several Hundred Qubits Strong By 2024 — Urdupoint

D-Wave Expands Leap API into Amazon Braket — Street Insider

Opinion

Report: FIs Warned to Prepare for Quantum Threats — Bob’s Guide

Quantum Computing Is Coming: Are You Cyber Ready? — Security Boulevard

Jobs

Quantum Algorithms Staff Researcher — IBM

Alibaba Quantum Laboratory (AQL) Quantum Software Engineer — Alibaba