IT News — Researchers from the University of Western Australia and the University of Bristol have demonstrated a new methodology for performing algorithms using a quantum computer, which the university claims could potentially be used in a future supercomputer.
Enterprise Innovation — Telstra is planning to invest $10 million over the next five years to help the development of silicon quantum computing technology in Australia in partnership with the theCentre for Quantum Computation and Communications Technology (CQC2T). Together with the government’s $26 million investment, Telstra’s investment is envisioned to help fund the development of a silicon quantum integrated circuit, the first step in developing the world’s first silicon-based quantum computer.
Nikkei — HANGZHOU, China — The Alibaba Group and the government-affiliated Chinese Academy of Sciences said Wednesday they will work together on research and development of practical applications of quantum cryptography for secure data transmission. The academy and Alibaba’s cloud computing subsidiary, Aliyun, co-founded a quantum computing laboratory in Shanghai in July.
Telecom Asia — The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Alibaba’s cloud computing subsidiary Aliyun have co-founded the Chinese Academy of Sciences–Alibaba Quantum Computing Laboratory in Shanghai. The new research facility aims to take the study and applications of quantum theory to the next level, heralding new technologies and platforms for information security, connectivity and computing.