The high-stakes race to make quantum computers work - Chiara Decaroli
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Watch this video to see IBM's Dr. Talia Gershon (Senior Manager, Quantum Research) explains quantum computing to 5 different people; a child, teen, a college student, a grad student and a professional.
In this video, TED Fellow Shohini Ghose explains quantum computing in 10 minutes.
Here is a good explainer video about quantum computers. Watch this video to hear Professor Jonathan Home from ETH Zurich explain how to build a quantum computer.
For further reading, try this article which is an MIT technology review about the state of the art quantum computers, what they are and when will they be more powerful than classical computers, and this one which is a scientific state of the art review of the progress and challenges in building a trapped ion quantum computer.
Here are some websites that go into even more detail:
A university group focusing on trapped ions
A University group focusing on superconducting qubits
A University group focusing on trapped ions
A US company which is building trapped-ion quantum computers
A large European project supporting quantum technologies
The IBM superconducting quantum computer
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