Quantum Computing Introductory Workshop
Following a brief introduction and discussion about how Quantum computing grew from a theory to a real-world method, the people responsible for it and the theories and key words behind it, this course introduces Quantum computing and the issues it may bring.
Quantum Computing is at the cutting edge of the digital world and the possibilities and applications are currently only limited by our imaginations. In a move away from what is quickly becoming known as ‘Classic Computing’, Quantum techniques allow for the simultaneous analysis of seemingly unlimited solutions to return the optimal way forward.
Current and possible applications will be explored as well as the social, moral, and economic impacts of Quantum Computing can be identified and considered.
This course is appropriate for all members of a software development team, especially those who are actively involved in analytics of optimum outcome. Any employee with an interest or responsibility for Social and Moral welfare within a company, or indeed any employee who may be responsible for identifying and nullifying threat to data or service will find this course useful.
Some familiarity with existing architecture and computing techniques would be an advantage.
This course contains 4 modules, moving form the basics of how Quantum computing works, to the current and possible applications.
- INTRODUCTION – Where did it all start – Definitions – Traditional bits Vs Qbits – What do they look like – Goals of QC – Quantum Supremacy – Transformative power – Fault tolerance
- NEAR TERM APPLICATIONS – Quantum Annealing – Optimization – Energy Grids – Finance – Insurance – Logistics – Manufacturing – Pharmaceutical – Software development – Cyber Security and Cryptography - Espionage
- SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND MORAL IMPACTS – WEF publication – 9 key themes – Core Values
- LABS – A short demonstration on how to access the IBM Quantum Computer and perform simple quantum entanglement and randomization tasks using QBits