In the past 50 years, computing technology has come further than anyone could have imagined. Computers are such a part of our everyday life that we can easily forget how revolutionary they were. Today we are at the precipice of yet another technological revolution: quantum information science.
Quantum information science offers the potential to combine quantum mechanics and computer science through a powerful new framework. The applications of this technology stretch far beyond those of today's computers. From cryptography, code-breaking and simulation of materials and chemicals to machine learning techniques, the possible uses for quantum are nearly limitless.
Join Stephanie Simmons, Founder and Chief Quantum Officer at Photonic Inc., to better understand why nations around the world are investing billions of dollars in the field of quantum, and how this next generation technology may impact our lives and livelihoods in the future.
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Stephanie Simmons, Founder and Chief Quantum Officer, Photonic Inc.; Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Physics, Simon Fraser University; and CIFAR Fellow, Quantum Information Science
Nipun Vats, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Research Sector, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada