How quantum computing will transform these 9 industries

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Quantum computing remains a nascent technology, but its potential is already being felt across many sectors. From healthcare to finance to artificial intelligence, we look at the industries poised to be reshaped by quantum computers. By

One area the company is looking at is quantum annealing for digital modeling and materials sciences. For instance, a decent quantum computer could quickly filter through countless variables to help determine the most efficient wing design for an airplane. Other companies, including Daimler and Samsung, are already using quantum computers to help research new materials for building better batteries.

In this article authors look at 9 spaces where quantum computing is already making waves:

  • Healthcare
  • Finance
  • Cybersecurity
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing and industrial design
  • Agriculture
  • National security

Governments around the world are investing heavily in quantum computing research initiatives, partly in an attempt to bolster national security. Last year, the US government announced an almost $625M investment in quantum technology research institutes run by the Department of Energy — companies including Microsoft, IBM, and Lockheed Martin also contributed a combined $340M to the initiative. Similarly, China’s government has poured billions of dollars into numerous quantum technology projects and a team based in the country recently claimed to have achieved a quantum computing breakthrough. Good read!

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