Like few other technologies, Quantum Computing (QC) has the potential to disrupt how we use computing technology in the 21st century. In the fall of 2022 I was lucky enough to be part of a delegation trip to Switzerland to discuss the potentials of Quantum Computing with some of the major players in the research and application of QC.
Quantum Computing may offer solutions to many problems in the area of cryptography, simulation, optimization and machine learning. These solutions will enable many use-cases in almost every market imaginable from production to retail and transportation. Already now we see promising results in the hardware and software space which are likely to enable industry grade QC applications in the near future. I will soon cover the current challenges and potentials in a separate post.
During the visit we were able to visit some of the most prestigious academic and research institutions in Switzerland including the ETH, EPFL and CERN. The trip included many meetings with company, research and government officials, enabling interesting and relevant discussions on how to increase the pace for QC development in Germany and Switzerland.
A few impressions of the trip can be found in the gallery below.