Europe’s Quantum Story is Accelerating, and the World Will be Better for it

Quantum computing is the next frontier in computer science. It can bring untold benefits to developing new materials, dealing with epidemics, and allowing the world to be a greener, safer place. But it also threatens to break the encryption that protects our data from prickly eyes. The recent announcement of France To invest € 1.8b in Europe’s quantum computing effort – on top of Germany’s two billion euros and the European Union’s one billion euro quantum strategy – will help ensure that Europe becomes the cornerstone of innovation in the times to come What is he doing for Decades.

In short, quantum computing is an entirely new paradigm for computing on computers. Today, all computing relies on sequences of people and zeros to perform increasingly complex calculations, smartphones, cloud services, and transform into supercomputers that exist today.

Quantum computing uses specific features of physics, allowing machines to compute complex algebras that fall into one: “It would take ten thousand years to build something on the fastest computer today, in minutes or seconds. A powerful enough computer can deliver, ”said McAfee Chief Technology Officer Steve Grobman on a recent podcast. “Think of it as more waves than binary,” said John King, a McAfee research fellow also on the podcast. “You reinforce those you want, and wet those you don’t want,” he said.

To achieve these quirks of physics one has to operate machines that are cooler at temperatures than in outdoor space, so it is unlikely that everyone will ever have a quantum computer in their basement. However, with the Internet and cloud computing, we Will The ability to use the power of quantum computing from afar, such as data centers, can be used today in a web browser from hundreds of kilometers away at the tap of a few buttons.

Nor is quantum computing always going to be superior to the well-developed binary technologies in place today, which are elegantly suited to accurate calculations. “Quantum computing is not well suited for general-purpose computing, but for solving very specific mathematics problems that are well suited to quantum models,” Grobman said.

But quantum algorithms’ ability to recognize patterns is uniquely suited to complex problems. Think about how to best deliver COVID-19 vaccines to populations, or even worldwide, or optimize leading global shipping networks for reduced emissions from boats and aircraft.

Even on the flipside quantum, unfortunately, is much better at breaking encryption algorithms than traditional computing power. Data considered safe today can be provided with public knowledge in the coming decade of development in quantum technology, with broad implications for company secrets and national security.

In the US and China, private and public actors are already investing heavily in quantum, and without much effort, Europe exposes itself to removing security holes and solving pressing problems such as climate change K misses the power of quantum.

This is why France’s recent announcement is not only timely but also necessary, for Europe to continue its path to future global success. Today, the theory of quantum computers transcends their true potential. But in 10 years, it will be a different story, and given the challenge, acting now is the essence.

Most quantum making is not just about building computers. The entire paradigm of computer science is being raised. Europe is already facing a shortage of computer scientists, and its future computer science graduates must have the necessary tools and knowledge to use this new technology. This is why France is right to focus not only on research and equipment but also on talent and skills to power this computer science revolution.

For McAfee, making the digital world security is a top priority, and naturally, our focus shifts to opportunities and threats quantum computing pose to keep data safe and secure.

But making the world a safe place is not about preventing cybercrime and encrypting valuable data. It is equally about creating the world and is harnessing the power of technology to solve our pressing social and economic challenges. Quantum computing will play an important role in all of these goals, provided the technology is in the right hands. Bad actors look to disrupt equal opportunities in quantum and bring chaos as we see to make the world a better place, and the only way to speed up their efforts is to ensure that Europe, America, and others Together, be determined to make the world better. Place, stay one step ahead.

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