‘Quantum Supremacy’ Achieved By Google According To A Report

The internet and social media world went on fire last Friday as a report claimed that Google have obtained the world’s first quantum computer which was previously tagged as impossible in our today’s era.

Online newspaper entity Financial Times reported that they have seen a paper from Google’s researchers posted in the NASA website citing a successful creation of such processor, though the paper was deleted after being live in the site.

According to the paper, the processor can easily calculate three minutes and 20 seconds. It may sound normal but putting that in a perspective, if we do the same calculation with today’s most advanced classical computer (the Summit), it will take us up to 10,000 years.

“This dramatic speed-up relative to all known classical algorithms provides an experimental realisation of quantim supremacy on a computational tasks and heralds the advent of a much-anticipated computing paradigm”, reads the paper via the Financial Times.

“To our knowledge, this experiment marks the first computation that can only be performed on a quantum processor”, added the report.

A big difference of the quantum processor from our advanced classical computers today is its ability to represent both zeros and ones variables at the same time which the classical computers can only process one at a time, this is what makes it powerful.

As of the writing, Google has not commented nor gave any official statement on the matter.