back to article Quantinuum inches closer to fault-tolerant quantum with a 56 qubit machine

The issue of quantum supremacy – the point at which quantum computers are able to demonstrate a tangible advantage over classical systems – is dicey to say the least. When Google claimed it had achieved quantum supremacy in 2019, it was almost immediately called out by IBM. Big Blue questioned several of the assertions Google …

  1. PB90210 Bronze badge
    Happy

    "The H2 quantum computer produces results without making even a single error about 35 percent of the time,"

    Bring on quantum AI...

    1. itsthemonkey

      Bring on quantum AI?

      Might be a good idea. They say two wrongs don’t make a right, but in this case if you combine two error prone technologies maybe you might get a right answer every now and then? Remember, even a stopped watch is right twice a day!!

    2. Rafael #872397
      Go

      Quantum AI...

      ....blockchain. Now gluten-free!

      1. cyberdemon Silver badge
        Coat

        Re: Quantum AI...

        Your post just conjured up an image of "blockchain" at #2 on the Bristol Stool Chart..

  2. druck Silver badge
    WTF?

    Then, in April, Quantinuum teamed up with Microsoft on a qubit virtualization system, which was used to generate what it claimed were the "most reliable logical qubits ever recorded," by using 30 physical qubits to create four logical ones.

    Now you are just taking the piss. Teaming up Quantum magic unicorn fairy dust with the worlds largest purveyor of bug ridden insecure software, and the result will be something reliable?

    1. Korev Silver badge
      Joke

      Well, it's been a while since I did maths at school, but don't two negatives make a postive?

      1. druck Silver badge

        Two wrongs don't make a right!

  3. Roj Blake Silver badge

    The Sex Panther Aftershave of the IT World

    35% of the time, it works every time.

    1. JDX Gold badge

      Re: The Sex Panther Aftershave of the IT World

      Came here just to find you'd beaten me to it :)

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Ahhhh!

    trapped-ion qubits, which use electromagnetic fields to suspend charged particles in free space. -- that explains everything!

  5. lukewarmdog
    Coat

    exams

    At school I was reliably correct 35% of the time on all my multiple guess papers.

    According to this article I qualify for a job working at Microsoft doing science stuff!

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