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What Is Quantum Computing?

Quantum computing is poised to upend entire industries from finance to cybersecurity to healthcare, and beyond—but few understand how quantum computers actually work. Download our free explainer for a jargon-free explanation of how quantum computing works, funding trends in the space, players to watch, and more.

Highlights From The Quantum Computing Explainer

Soon, quantum computers could change the world.


Quantum computing is the processing of information that’s represented by special quantum states. By tapping into quantum phenomena like “superposition” and “entanglement,” these machines handle information in a fundamentally different way to “classical” computers like smartphones, laptops, or even today’s most powerful supercomputers.

Why is quantum computing important?


Researchers have long predicted that quantum computers could tackle certain types of problems — especially those involving a daunting number of variables and potential outcomes, like simulations or optimization questions — much faster than any classical computer.


Though these demonstrations don’t have practical use cases, they point to how quantum computers could dramatically change how we approach real-world problems like financial portfolio management, drug discovery, logistics, and much more.


Download the What Is Quantum Computing? explainer to learn how quantum computing works, funding trends in the space, players to watch, and the tech’s applications across major industries.

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