Introduction to Quantum Computing

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    Classical computing, which gave us the current digital age, is about to be displaced by a more exciting, powerful, and radically different form of computing. This technology—known as quantum computing—operates under completely different scientific principles and has the potential to provide a massive technological leap forward that will enable breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, medicine, chemistry, space capabilities, mixed reality, and so much more. Those left behind will find it hard to catch up. Learn all about it here, as well as how to apply quantum computing to your own (and your organization's) outlook for the future. In plain language, instructor Jonathan Reichental lays out what quantum computing is and details its applications, opportunities, and risks.


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      Jonathan Reichental

      Educator | CEO | Writer | Adviser | Speaker | Investor | Author of Smart Cities for Dummies for Wiley

      Dr. Jonathan Reichental is an award-winning technology leader.

      In 2013, he was recognized as one of the 25 doers, dreamers, and drivers in government in America. His innovative work in government has also been recognized by the White House. Dr. Reichental works with his teams to apply technology innovation in organizations to create new value and to enable work to be more meaningful and fun. He is a popular writer, recently coauthoring The Apps Challenge Playbook, and he is a frequent public speaker on a wide range of technology and business-related topics. He teaches classes at University of California, Berkeley, and at the University of San Francisco.

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  • A new era of computing is emerging

    - Imagine for a moment two particles, each on opposite sides of the universe. Now when one changes direction it is pointed, the other instantly changes too. These two particles don't have any apparent connection, and yet they are inexplicably linked. This is what Albert Einstein called spooky action at a distance, and it's one of the remarkable characteristics of physics of the very small. Leveraging this science, known as quantum mechanics, the operating system of nature is the basis for a completely new form of computational power. With the current progress of research and development, quantum-based computing may eventually be millions of times faster than the computing power that we all use today inside our smart phones, laptop computers, and other devices. Hi I'm Jonathan Reichental and I'm delighted to introduce you to the fundamentals of quantum computing. This new model of information processing has moved from the theoretical to reality with quantum computers beginning to be…

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