IBM earns record patents in 2018, India second highest contributor

Building the IBM Q System One.                  IBM

"The IBM Q System One is a major step forward in the commercialization of quantum computing", the Director for IBM Research, Mr. Arvind Krishna said. "Quantum computing can potentially provide us with capabilities to simulate nature and chemistry that we've never had before".

ExxonMobil and IBM have signed a partnership agreement to advance the potential use of quantum computing in developing next-generation energy and manufacturing technologies, Kallanish Energy reports.

The quantum computing train keeps on rolling. IBM said the Q System One makes it possible to reset qubits in a matter of hours, instead of the days or weeks it normally takes. Notably, the IBM Q System One won't be sold publicly to the masses.

For many years, quantum computers have only been within the confines of the research lab.

The total, and IBM's ranking, comes courtesy of the research service IFI Claims, and among the more than 1,600 AI-related patents IBM secured during 2018 was one for Project Debater.

"These organizations will work directly with IBM scientists, engineers and consultants to explore quantum computing for specific industries. Protection from this interference is one of many reasons why quantum computers and their components require careful engineering and isolation", IBM said in a statement. "Future applications of quantum computing may include finding new ways to model financial data and isolating key global risk factors to make better investments, or finding the optimal path across global systems for ultra-efficient logistics and optimizing fleet operations for deliveries".

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Previously, quantum computers have only been confined to research labs - Microsoft, Google, IBM, and lots of others have been racing to bring a viable quantum computer to market. However, quantum computers are much more powerful.

IBM Q systems are created to one-day tackle problems that are now seen as too complex and exponential in nature for classical computers to handle.

IBM managed to shed all that and build a compact handsome piece-of-art that rests inside a 9-foot tall, 9-foot wide half-inch borosilicate glass case. The organizations that partner with IBM will get access to its quantum software and cloud-based quantum computing systems.

The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show is now ongoing in Las Vegas, and United States tech giant IBM has just unveiled its latest creation with the first ever quantum computer designed for commercial use, the IBM Q System One.

IBM is locked in a race with Alphabet Inc.'s Google, Microsoft Corp. and others in building machines that businesses can use to solve hard real-world problems now beyond the reach of the most powerful conventional supercomputers.

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