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AI3SD Seminar: Quantum Computers: a guide for the perplexed

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Professor Andy Stanford-Clark from IBM will introduce the mind-bending principles of quantum computing in this one hour seminar!

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Andy will introduce the mind-bending principles of quantum computing, give some history of the technology, and describe potential application areas for quantum computers. He will take us on tour inside a real quantum computer, and explain how you can get free hands-on experience of IBM's quantum computer, and start to learn how to program these exciting new machines.

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We experience the benefits of classical computing every day. However, there are challenges that today’s systems will never be able to solve. For problems above a certain size and complexity, we don’t have enough computational power on Earth to tackle them. To stand a chance at solving some of these problems, we need a new kind of computing. Quantum computers could spur the development of new breakthroughs in science: Medications to save lives, machine learning methods to diagnose illnesses sooner, materials to make more efficient devices and structures, financial strategies to live well in retirement, and algorithms to quickly direct resources such as ambulances. IBM Q is the world's most advanced quantum computing initiative, focused on propelling the science and pioneering commercial applications for quantum advantage. An industry first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business, engineering and science. This effort includes advancing the entire quantum computing technology stack and exploring applications to make quantum broadly usable and accessible.

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Andy Stanford-Clark is the Chief Technology Officer for IBM in UK and Ireland. He is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor with more than 40 patents. Andy is based at IBM's Hursley Park laboratories in the UK, and has a long background in Internet of Things technologies. He has a BSc in Computing and Mathematics, and a PhD in Computer Science. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle, an Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southampton, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.

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We are the AI3SD Network+ (Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Intelligence for Automated Investigations for Scientific Discovery). The Network+ is funded by EPSRC and hosted by the University of Southampton and aims to bring together researchers looking to show how cutting edge artificial and augmented intelligence technologies can be used to push the boundaries of scientific discovery.

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