Controversial Quantum Machine Bought by NASA and Google Shows Promise | MIT Technology Review

Pretty amazing news, reporting a one-hundred million times speedup in specific quantum annealing algorithms.

Researchers from Google’s AI Lab say a controversial quantum machine that it and NASA bought in 2013 resoundingly beat a conventional computer in a series of tests.

Source: Controversial Quantum Machine Bought by NASA and Google Shows Promise | MIT Technology Review

The Arxiv paper is here: http://arxiv.org/abs/1512.02206

Scott Aaronson, always a voice to be heard when quantum computing news is announced, hasn’t yet commented. Find his take on his blog, I imagine in the coming days: http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/

Update: Scott answered the call: http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=2555

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