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NSCI Seminar: Roadmap for Building a Quantum Computer

This talk will overview the basic strategy and roadmap for the quantum-AI project at Google, which has the goal of building a useful quantum computer. For hardware, the key metric is building scalable qubits with 2-qubit gate errors below 0.1-0.2% [J.M.Martinis, NPJQI 1, 15005 (2015)]. For software, a new "quantum-supremacy" test that can demonstrate the exponential power of a quantum processor by checking its output with a classical computer, which is intractable for even the world's most advanced classical supercomputer beyond 42-50 qubits will be described. The goal is to perform this experiment in the next 2 years.


NSCI Committee

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Boulder, 81 1116)

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Gaithersburg, VTC in Bldg. 221/B145)

John Martinis
Google & Department of Physics, University of California Santa Barbara

Created May 23, 2016, Updated July 29, 2016