Amazon Web Services hints at quantum computing future

GEORGE NOTT | December 20, 2018

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Amazon Web Services has, for the first time, hinted at its interest in offering quantum computing to customers.The indication was given in a blog post praising the US Senate for passing the National Quantum Initiative Act, a unified national strategy for researching quantum information science.“At AWS, we are motivated by what quantum technologies can do for our customers, be they a small business or a large government agency. We envision quantum computing being widely accessible as an integral part of the AWS Cloud so that all of our customers can benefit from it,” the post, written by AWS’ Bill Vass and Simone Severini says. Severini – professor of physics of information at University College London in the UK – was appointed as AWS’ director, quantum computing last month.

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