IBM has reported two new developments in its ongoing work to build what the company calls a “practical” quantum computer as part of efforts to advance quantum computing to solve scientific problems in the fields of physics and chemistry.
“Quantum computing could be potentially transformative, enabling us to solve problems that are impossible or impractical to solve today,” Arvind Krishna, senior vice president and director of IBM’s research unit, said Wednesday.
The company said its scientists were able to detect and measure both bit-flip and phase-flip quantum errors simultaneously and develop a square quantum bit circuit design for scalability.
IBM noted that these developments work toward the support of scientific experimentation and innovation with a reduced risk of errors, compared to the current fragility of quantum information.
The quantum computing project, which is partly funded under the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity‘s multi-qubit-coherent-operations program, reported the new findings in the Nature Communications journal’s April 29 issue.