Quantum Computing Now Podcast Episode 18 – Interview with Peter Johnson from Zapata Computing

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I had an excellent, thoroughly entertaining, and long chat with Peter Johnson from Zapata Computing. We got to talk a lot about VQE, quantum advantage, and new algorithms that try to squeeze performance out of quantum hardware.

Zapata Paper Announcement video (MUST WATCH): https://youtube.com/watch?v=RifDO1zBYjI arXiv link to paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.09350 A Quantum Festschrift for David Poulin: https://www.cifar.ca/cifarnews/2020/06/17/a-quantum-festschrift-for-david-poulin Qiskit blog about quantum advantage: https://medium.com/qiskit/this-proof-demonstrates-a-quantum-advantage-even-for-noisy-quantum-computers-b44a738801ad QCN gather.town: https://gather.town/fh5g7HpuMejUUhSg/quantum-computing-now Time zone converter for QCN Gather meetup: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20200807T010000&p1=tz_pt&p2=1440 My Zapata blog post on Why Workflows? https://www.zapatacomputing.com/quantum-enabled-workflows/ Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com https://www.minds.com/1ethanhansen/ 1ethanhansen@protonmail.com https://thequantumdaily.com/