By Swapnil Mishra - March 23, 2023 6 Mins Read
Although the development of quantum computing has only been underway for five to ten years, the global momentum it has gained is astounding
Contrary to what many experts predicted, quantum computing technologies will soon be widely used. To avoid falling behind in the race for quantum supremacy, tech giants have started to increase their investments in quantum computing.
Many businesses are closely monitoring developments because quantum computing is rapidly approaching reality (and some of the largest companies in the world are competing to build the first real quantum computer). They know that access to quantum computing would allow considerable improvements in the effectiveness and efficiency of their business practices.
For instance, businesses in the banking and finance sectors could analyze thousands of assets using quantum computing to find the best investment opportunities. Healthcare organizations could efficiently run simulations for various drug compositions on human DNA and streamline clinical trials.
To determine their best options, businesses in the supply chain sector would be able to simulate complex system-wide scenarios (like international distributions). Even though there aren’t any commercially viable quantum computers yet, it’s never too early to start preparing. Vigilance and visioning are two critical tasks that IT leaders should prioritize.
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Vigilance entails monitoring the rate of advancement toward significant technological milestones. Companies can monitor progress using resources like forecasting competitions and expert panels.
Businesses may discover in the months and years that those predictions were overly pessimistic and that the quantum era will arrive sooner than anticipated. However, if milestones are stubbornly tricky, classical dominance will last a while.
Companies must be aware of the most recent trends that will influence the development of quantum computing in 2023 and beyond.
Most AI models available today can only learn one language at a time. Engineers using artificial intelligence must start from scratch if it needs to understand a different language. However, AI models will be able to overcome the issue of language barriers thanks to the use of quantum computing. Quantum computing will enable AI teams to create a multilingual, global AI and assist AI models in quickly understanding different languages.
After realizing its potential, major financial institutions jumped at the chance to invest in quantum computing. For instance, banks have already invested in quantum finance to forecast asset prices or predict the risks associated with stock portfolios.
Hedge funds will be able to gain millisecond advantages in 2023 when predicting the price of a particular asset thanks to developments and an increase in qubits. Quantum algorithms will allow financial institutions to speed up critical financial calculations significantly.
The objective of quantum computing is to alter the computing landscape. However, constructing a quantum computing facility with a fault-tolerant processor is a significant obstacle for many businesses worldwide.
This is because of the subatomic particles’ high sensitivity to heat and energy changes, including those caused by the environment around machines, cosmic rays, electromagnetic radiation, and more.
As a result, both tech behemoths and startups are working to develop effective coding methods and qubit grouping for reduced error rates. The development of quantum error correction (QEC) and new bosonic codes to protect computers from outside interference are two smart technologies to address the heat sensitivity issues with quantum computers.
Scientists have differing views over integrating quantum computing in one industry area, cybersecurity. Although it could make cybersecurity more resilient, it also puts that security at risk. For instance, it would take immeasurable time with current technology to crack 2048-bit encryption. There is no doubt that the development of quantum power computers will proceed much more quickly, given recent technological advances.
Therefore, as quantum computing continues to pose a severe threat to the security of online transactions, businesses will increase their focus on being crypto-agile in 2023.
In the next 50 years, climate-related problems could cost the global economy up to USD 178 trillion, according to Deloitte’s Global Turning Point report. Therefore, it is essential to improve the current weather predictions.
Due to its capacity to process more data efficiently than conventional smart computers, quantum computing predictions incorporating long-term weather forecasts are one way to achieve this. Scientists will also use Quantum computing in 2023 to enhance weather forecasting.
Businesses can better optimize their investment strategies, enhance encryption, find new products, and do much more with quantum computing. Quantum research receives enormous funding, private-sector competition, and mathematical and scientific talent.
Google pledged in May 2021 to invest several billion dollars to create a working quantum computer by 2029. Its new Santa Barbara campus for quantum AI will house hundreds of quantum-focused employees, a quantum data center, research labs, and facilities for manufacturing quantum processor chips.
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This kind of setting has frequently led to significant technological advances. And there is no doubt that the development of quantum computing will be substantial. It will bring two significant, sudden, and simultaneous changes to the modern business environment.
First, the infrastructure that currently protects digital privacy and security over public networks will cease to exist, leaving businesses that still need to upgrade their infrastructure vulnerable to devastating attacks.
The second change is much more advantageous; it is the explosion of algorithmic power, which will enable businesses to use computers to perform tasks that are currently impossible and which have the potential to transform the enterprise.
Although the development of quantum computing has only been underway for five to ten years, the global momentum it has gained is astounding. It is gradually gaining popularity, and as it advances and transforms the technological landscape, all industries will soon benefit. It’s still early enough for business managers to consider how quantum will drive digital investment, reshape industries, and ignite innovation.
While it will take time to make or break your company, a thorough understanding of quantum applications is essential for positioning the business to benefit from them in the coming decade and preventing potential disasters.
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Swapnil Mishra is a global news correspondent at OnDot Media, with over six years of experience in the field. Swapnil has established herself as a trusted voice in the industry, specializing in technology journalism encompassing enterprise tech. Having collaborated with various media outlets, she has honed her skills in writing about executive leadership, business strategy, industry insights, business technology, supply chain management, blockchain and data management. As a journalism graduate, Swapnil possesses a keen eye for editorial detail and a mastery of language, enabling her to deliver compelling and informative news stories. She has a keen eye for detail and a knack for breaking down complex technical concepts into easy-to-understand language.
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