Quantum Research Could Bring Computing Leap

Quantum computing, which leverages the principles of quantum physics, could deliver machines with vastly greater processing power than the silicon-based computers used today. Performance of these machines could be many magnitudes faster than any computer ever built and solve problems that are currently implausible to approach in areas such as cryptography, medicine, and artificial intelligence. Microsoft has a research facility dedicated to quantum computing, and other companies and organizations such as Amazon, D-Wave, Google, and NASA are exploring the field.

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