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Ministry of Defence acquires government's first quantum computer

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Posted: 09/06/22 - 10:32
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The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has acquired the government's first quantum computer.

Quantum computers can make very complex calculations extremely quickly and their creators say they can solve the problems regular computers cannot.

The MoD will work with British company Orca Computing to explore applications for quantum technology in defence.

Stephen Till, of the MoD's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), called it a "milestone moment".

The computers found in most of our homes and workplaces process data in bits, which have a binary value of either zero or one.

Quantum computers instead use a two-state unit for data processing called a qubit.

I Call True: Before we start getting all giddy these are nest to useless in real world situations (apart from carrying out VERY specific actions) and are more like proof of concept.

Still True they have one and good that they are experimenting in this field sooner rather than later

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22 days
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Makes me wonder what they will actually do with this power?
22 days
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At least the UK won't be left behind if we're developing this tech.
23 days
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But can it play Crisis with all the settings turned up to maximum? NO so I'm not that fussed