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QIS Statistics & Analysis

A data set that is looking at all known Quantum Computing researchers and their popularity (measured by Google Search results) reveals that the field is dominated by a few superstart and many silent worker bees. Do QC researchers need to do a better job communicating about their work? Or is it still too early to go public?

Dig into the complete, interactive dataset yourself.

QIS Cognitive Insights

We looked at a combined sentiment and volume analysis for IBM vs Microsoft. It is interesting to note that while IBM still drives more mentions in the press around QC, Microsoft is catching up in volume.

More importantly, Microsoft is getting a lot more positive sentiment, with frequent, high spikes in positive sentiment – each of which is accompanied by a small spike in negative sentiment. This indicates that the unique technology path that Microsoft is pursuing, while having some distractions, is gaining significant positive feedback in the market.

IBM, on the other hand, has barely any spikes – positive or negative – with a very neutral sentiment by the market. Not a good sign for an emerging technology!

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  • Atomic beams shoot straighter via cascading silicon peashooters April 23, 2019
    Atomic beams conjure fantasies of gigantic Space Force canons. But there are real tiny atomic beams that shoot out of newly engineered collimators, a kind of tiny silicon peashooter, that could land in handheld devices. The beams streaming out of them create precise inertia much better than a gyroscope's that could help spacecraft navigate the […]
  • Nanocomponent is a quantum leap April 23, 2019
    Researchers have developed a nanocomponent that emits light particles carrying quantum information. Less than one-tenth the width of a human hair, the minuscule component makes it possible to scale up and could ultimately reach the capabilities required for a quantum computer or quantum internet.
  • CQC and Q-CTRL Develop Extensions to IBM’s Qiskit that Provide Further Improvements April 19, 2019
    There were announcements this week from both Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) and Q-CTRL that show how these two software companies can beat IBM at its own game and provide software for IBM’s Q hardware that improves upon IBM’s own implementations in Qiskit. In a paper this week titled “Exploring molecular excited states with CQC using […]
  • Not yet retired from research April 19, 2019
    Last night, two papers appeared on the quantum physics arXiv that my coauthors and I have been working on for more than a year, and that I’m pretty happy about. The first paper, with Guy Rothblum, is Gentle Measurement of Quantum States and Differential Privacy (85 pages, to appear in STOC’2019). This is Guy’s first […]
  • You’ve Heard About the Traveling Salesman Problem. How About the Traveling Welding Robots? April 18, 2019
    Many introductory computer science programs will cover the traveling salesman problem as an example of an NP-hard problem that becomes too complex for a classical computer to solve when the number of cities involved gets too high. The problem is posed as follows: “Given a list of cities and the distances between each pair of cities, […]
  • Coincidence helps with quantum measurements April 18, 2019
    Through randomly selected measurements, physicists can determine the quantum entanglement of many-particle systems. With the newly developed method, quantum simulations can be extended to a larger number of quantum particles. Researchers now report on the first successful demonstration of this method.
  • Just says in P April 17, 2019
    Recently a Twitter account started called justsaysinmice. The only thing this account does, is to repost breathless news articles about medical research breakthroughs that fail to mention that the effect in question was only observed in mice, and then add the words “IN MICE” to them. Simple concept, but it already seems to be changing […]
  • World-record quantum computing April 17, 2019
    A world-record result in reducing errors in semiconductor electron 'spin qubits', a type of building block for quantum computers, has been achieved.
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