Excitement builds on quantum computing applications

APRIL 24, 2015

Following our announcement welcoming Dr. Ray O. Johnson to the QxBranch team, Business Insider sat down for an exclusive conversation to discuss QxBranch’s strategy and the potential that quantum computing technology has to impact the most complex data analytics problems.

Two separate features ran mentioning QxBranch, including “Here’s why we should be really excited about quantum computing” and “7 Awesome ways quantum computers will change the world.”

Key excerpts below:

… “Where quantum computers really have the potential to shine is bridging the gap between what computers do well and what humans do well, Johnson said. Humans are really good at wading through complex settings and picking things out from those settings — like finding Waldo in the crowd of “Where’s Waldo?” Our brains do this naturally and with a lot less effort than a computer could. Quantum computers, however, could be programmed to act more like human brains. That’s because, like humans, quantum computers can learn from experience. Read more.

… “This is just barely scratching the surface of how quantum computers could change industries. Johnson thinks we’ll see more small breakthroughs in the next couple years, and significant, game-changing breakthroughs in five years. A quantum computer in every home is still a long way off. But the key to making that happen will be creating an easy-to-use interface that makes it possible for everyone — rather than just computer scientists in a lab — to use a quantum computer. That’s what QxBranch will be working on.” Read more.

… “All of these applications are exciting, but we’ve got a ways to go before they’re available. Still, some of the major players working on quantum computers include Google and NASA, and when big companies like these get involved with new cutting edge technology like this, we usually don’t have to wait that long for big breakthroughs. Johnson thinks we are on the cusp of big discoveries that will open up these applications, but they’re really just the beginning. ‘I think it’s going to have many many applications that we can’t even think of today,’ Johnson said.” Read more.