31 minutes | Sep 17th 2020

Quantum Computing: The Quantum Advantage

While actual quantum computers are available from several different companies, we are currently in the Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) era. Working in the NISQ era presents a number of challenges, and the SEI is working to use NISQ devices not only to solve specific mission applications for the Department of Defense, but also to help determine when they will demonstrate so-called quantum advantage: a quantum computer solving a problem of practical interest faster than a classical computer. In this episode, the latest from the SEI Podcast Series, Dr. Jason Larkin, a researcher in the SEI's Emerging Technology Center, discusses the challenges of working in the NISQ era and the work that the SEI is doing in this area. Dr. Larkin also provides a list of resources in quantum computing.