16/05/2018, 11:00 — 12:00 — Room P8, Mathematics Building, IST
Colin P. Williams, D-Wave Systems Inc.
D-Wave's Approach to Quantum Computing
Quantum computing promises to revolutionize computer technology as profoundly as the airplane revolutionized transportation. After dec ades of incubation, early generation quantum computers are finally appearing that allow people to begin experimentation in earnest. In this talk, I will describe D-Wave's approach to quantum computing, explain its pros and cons with respect to competing schemes, and give the rationale behind our design choices. Furthermore, I will give examples of how the native optimization and sampling capabilities of our quantum processor can be exploited to tackle problems in a variety of fields including healthcare, physics, finance, simulation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.