The evolution of quantum computing, which is expected to result in an exponential increase in speed and complexity of problem-solving, has reached a watershed. “We are at a very pivotal moment in quantum computing,” said Krysta Svore, who leads the quantum computing team at Microsoft Research.

She was speaking to Business Times after the unit announced a breakthrough described as “a crucial milestone on our path to building a hybrid supercomputing system that can transform research and innovation across many industries”...

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