Making Quantum Computers a Commercial Reality


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By HBR Presents / Azeem Azhar. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

IonQ is the first company solely focused on quantum computing to go public, with its quantum computers accessible via the cloud today. The company’s co-founder/chief scientist Chris Monroe and president/CEO Peter Chapman join Azeem Azhar to explore how they turned cutting-edge research into a scalable product. They also discuss the engineering challenges that remain before quantum systems not only surpass the fastest supercomputers, but also become widely available.

In addition, they address:

  • Why IonQ, unlike Google and IBM, have bet on the “trapped ion” approach to building quantum computers.
  • How major software innovation could move quantum computing forward.
  • Why quantum computers excel at optimization problems involving more variables than classical computers can accommodate.


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