Recently, in September this year, there was a movement in the world when Google CEO Sundar Pichai told the world that the company had finally been able to reach the so-called Quantum Supremacy.
This happened after the company conducted an experiment in which its processor chip, Sycamore, was the main character. With their research, they were able to verify that this quantum team could solve an extremely complex mathematical calculation that other traditional supercomputers would take up to 10,000 to process.
While it is true that the announcement of this supremacy was received with skepticism – especially by its competitor IBM -, the truth is that Google has shown how to stand out. Now, months after their announcement, they have also stated that they know several of the practical uses that can be given to this technology.
What does Quantum Supremacy really do?
The term Quantum Supremacy has generated some clashes due to the rejection of this denomination itself. Although it is an astonishing name, it is only used as a comparison with the regular features of traditional computers.
In quantum computation, traditional bits are handled with 1 and 0- replaced by qubits – handled with all digits between 1 and 0. This allows computers to process larger amounts of complex information over a much shorter period of time.
When you consider the development of technology, it is obvious that it is an achievement in itself to achieve something similar. However
, now it is time to consider what kind of practical usability the implementation of a technology this may have today.
Is it practical in all this?
By asking anyone who scoffs at progress in this area, the same answer can be achieved: “Yes, and in the future, our governance will change.” However, when we ask for details on how this can be done, we find that the answers are not so clear.
Quantum Supremacy is still a very new achievement. Therefore, most of its applications are still in the field of ideas. When it comes to quantum computing, however, the breadth of its application capabilities covers a large number of important areas of our society.
Medicine and health
One of the first applications where the use of Quantum Supremacy could be presented is in medicine. In the long term, this equipment can be used for rapid data processing in laboratory tests that would otherwise take days.
They can also begin to be used to look for patterns in different pathologies, which, in retrospect, would mean having a much larger database to develop treatments to combat them.
The same can also apply in the field of chemistry. Then quantum computation can be the key to creating and discovering new compounds that would otherwise be unattainable.
Technology and informatics
Another area where Quantum Supremacy will simply make a notable presence is the technology area. First, the only capability to build these teams, which is already possible thanks to Google, is that they gradually begin to spread across the planet.
Its processing capabilities can be used to better manage data and algorithms for portals such as social networks. In addition, their system can be the key to creating much more efficient and faster connection networks. They might start working in a hybrid way with 5G, or simply become the access key to an even more complete network than this.
On the other hand, quantum computing will also be crucial in the software development process. The popular artificial intelligence can undergo a radical change because it can be developed more easily and faster by a machine with a margin of error that is much smaller than expected.
This can also be found with other techniques such as machine learning. In addition, it will work to increase the efficiency of other everyday programs such as face, voice and biometric recognition systems.
Another area where Quantum Supremacy could be used is in the financial sector. Financial centers such as Wall Street are basically based on the collection and management of financial data.
The presence of quantum computers in this area can lead to increased efficiency of their analyzes and future forecasts. Which in turn will be a promise of a more stable and better planned economy.
Finally, this aspect, although it may not be visible to the naked eye, can also be a development field for quantum processing. The climate is a complex conglomerate of a large number of factors that can influence their behavior.
The technology offered by Quantum Supremacy should be able to take this data and make forecasts – just like with financial data. In this way, better plans for the future can be made to take action to counter current problems such as climate change.
We still have to wait
Although each of these features is just more impressive than the other, the truth is that there is still a long way to go. In the first place, there are few tools that can be found for this technology at the moment.
But we will start to see more and more the presence of these systems as time goes by and this technology is becoming more common. What is certain is that when this happens, our life in society will never be the same.
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