Google's 'quantum supremacy' claim

On Wednesday, Google said it had achieved a long-sought breakthrough called "quantum supremacy", which could allow new kinds of computers to do calculations at speeds that are inconceivable with today's technology.

The Google device did in 3min 20sec a mathematical calculation that supercomputers could not complete in under 10,000 years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 26, 2019, with the headline 'Google's 'quantum supremacy' claim'. Print Edition | Subscribe