Every year we get closer to mainstream use of quantum computers. IBM continues its approach to making that a reality with a step-by-step roll out of new quantum hardware and software. Last year, IBM released its plans for a series of computers with ever increasing numbers of qubits (quantum bits) through to 2025. In this most recent announcement, IBM described new capabilities of its quantum computers to compute faster and with new capabilities. In addition, it announced plans to build a software and solution ecosystem around certain problem sets, including natural sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, etc.), optimizations, finance, and machine learning. These are research categories with lots of problems to solve.
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