IBM is one of the leaders in quantum computer development. After announcing last September that it had launched a series of tools aimed at making quantum computing easier to use, it adjusted its strategy and expanded its quantum computer team to New York and more recently to Japan.
The tech giant continued this trend at CES 2020 this year. Today, IBM announced the expansion of IBM Q Network. The network now includes more than 100 organizations, with new additions including leading organizations across multiple industries, academic institutions, government research labs and start-ups. More specifically, the expanded IBM Q Network now includes Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Anthem, Delta Air Lines, Stanford University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Los Alamos National Laboratory, AIQTech, Beit, Quantum Machines, Well-known institutions and companies such as Tradeteq and Zurich Instruments.
All of these companies will focus on the practical application of quantum computing and connect more than 200,000 users to IBM’s quantum systems and the simulators hosted on the IBM cloud. Impressively, thanks to IBM’s previous efforts, more than 200 third-party research papers on real quantum applications have been published. IBM says it will work with partners to solve social and business problems through quantum systems. Quantum computing will have far-reaching implications for key issues, such as finding new materials to capture carbon in the global fight against climate change, and finding new chemical methods to develop more energy-efficient batteries.