IBM Focuses on Qubit Quality for Quantum Computing Development

While IBM is set to open its 50-qubit prototype to partners early next year, the key for the company is improving qubit fidelity.

IBM Quantum Computer
An IBM quantum scientist works with multiple IBM Q systems in the IBM Q computation center. (Photo by Connie Zhou)

The textbook definition of quantum bits—or qubits—is that they are the fundamental units of information in a quantum computer, and have more than just the two states of zero and one. And should you read a quantum computing textbook, you would learn about how qubits work and how to construct circuits that perform various algorithms.

Bob Sutor, vice president of IBM Q strategy and ecosystem for IBM Research, says these textbooks explain how qubits last forever, do exactly what they’re supposed to

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