- Google claims quantum supremacy
Its quantum computer can solve tasks that are otherwise unsolvable, a report says.
Google has reportedly built a quantum computer more powerful than the world's top supercomputers. A Google research paper was temporarily posted online this week, Financial Times reported Friday, and said the quantum computer's processor allowed a calculation to be performed in just over three minutes. That calculation would take 10,000 years on IBM's Summit, the world's most powerful commercial computer, Google reportedly said.
Google researchers are throwing around the term "quantum supremacy" as a result, Financial Times said, because their computer can solve tasks that cannot otherwise be solved. "To our knowledge, this experiment marks the first computation that can only be performed on a quantum processor," the research paper reportedly said.