A team of experts working on Google’s Sycamore machine said their quantum system had executed a calculation in 200 seconds that would have taken a classic computer 10,000 years to complete. Photo: AFP / Google/ Handout A team of experts working on Google’s Sycamore machine said their quantum system had executed a calculation in 200 seconds that would have taken a classic computer 10,000 years to complete. Photo: AFP / Google/ Handout
A team of experts working on Google’s Sycamore machine said their quantum system had executed a calculation in 200 seconds that would have taken a classic computer 10,000 years to complete. Photo: AFP / Google/ Handout
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The race is on to reign supreme in quantum computing

  • China, the United States and the European Union are pulling out all the stops to master a technology that will not only transform computers, but also the world as we know it now

A team of experts working on Google’s Sycamore machine said their quantum system had executed a calculation in 200 seconds that would have taken a classic computer 10,000 years to complete. Photo: AFP / Google/ Handout A team of experts working on Google’s Sycamore machine said their quantum system had executed a calculation in 200 seconds that would have taken a classic computer 10,000 years to complete. Photo: AFP / Google/ Handout
A team of experts working on Google’s Sycamore machine said their quantum system had executed a calculation in 200 seconds that would have taken a classic computer 10,000 years to complete. Photo: AFP / Google/ Handout
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