Google Will Surpass Supercomputing With New Quantum Computer
The latest news coming out of Alphabet’s Google is that its scientists have found a way to make quantum computing an everyday reality, with its latest quantum computer achieving ‘quantum supremacy’.
What is quantum computing? Well, Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) may just make it available to all of us in the not-so-distant future, with its recently developed “Sycamore”, a 53-qubit quantum computer.
If you have ever seen Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ films, then you will probably have a very basic but somewhat misaligned idea of what quantum theory is. For those who are not fans of Paul Rudd’s superhero flick, then the simple answer is this:
‘Quantum theory explains the nature and behavior of energy and matter on the quantum (atomic and subatomic) level.”
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Quantum computing works on this principle, and in theory would enormously increase a computer’s processing power, allow it to be in multiple states, and perform every task at-hand using all possible permutations simultaneously.
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According to Google, its new Sycamore computer had the ability to solve complex mathematical equations in 200 seconds, whereas the same problem would take a supercomputer approximately 10,000 years to work out. Such a breakthrough would have a huge impact on Google’s AI driven initiatives which include both Cloud computing and Healthcare.
With the company in the crosshairs of antitrust regulators for potential breaches of data privacy and anti-competitive practices, the latest Google news has been clouded in much controversy and distrust, with calls in recent months for a break-up of Big Tech.
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Google parent company Alphabet’s latest stock price has remained relatively flat following the news of this quantum breakthrough. However, if an official, peer-reviewed reveal of a new quantum computer should be made in the near-future, investors will surely need to keep an eye on Google’s stock prices.