From creating new vaccines to smart city applications, the promise of quantum computing is almost endless. For example, researchers are working on a quantum computing platform that can detect traffic jams 45 minutes before they occur. However to realize the potential of quantum computing, standardization on fundamental quantum concepts is necessary, so the IEEE P7130™—Standard for Quantum Computing Definitions project was launched.
In a recent Futurism article, Quantum Computing Will Change Everything, and Sooner Than You Expect, Whurley, IEEE Quantum Computing Working Group Chair provides a glimpse into the future of quantum computing. He shares about the many great applications and presents the first step towards the future – creating standard definitions for fundamental concepts in quantum computing. Interested in learning more? Whurley has been announced as a keynote speaker at the annual SXSW Conference, March 9-18, 2018 in Austin. The session will be included as a part of the IEEE Tech for Humanity Series at SXSW. You can also check out Whurley’s blog where he posts about the latest developments in quantum computing.