Quantum Computing in a Nutshell
1. Jirawat Tangpanitanon, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
2. Dr. Areeya Chantrasri, Center for Quantum Dynamics, Australia
3. Dr. Thiparat Chotibut, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Quantum computing was ranked as one of the top 10 breakthrough technologies in 2017 by MIT Technology Review, and Morgan Stanley has predicted it could help double the value of the high-end computing market to reach $10 billion in the next decade. While a fully-fledged quantum computer is yet to come, development over the past five years has been fast. The promise of such machines to massively outperform classical computers at some tasks makes quantum computing a potentially disruptive technology.
In this webinar, we will briefly introduce the topic of quantum computing, starting with a clear explanation of the most fundamental computing unit “Qubit,” and the advantage of this new computing paradigm over classical computer, via various quantum algorithms. We then demonstrate current quantum hardware technology and its possible applications in medical science, bioengineering, machine learning, and big data. We conclude our webinar by discussing how Thailand could take roles in this rapidly emerging technology.