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Scientists create the first programmable quantum processor

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Automata

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Not 100% stable yet...

the scientist compared the output of the operations to the ideal result and found that their operations produced an accurate result about 79 percent of the time. So, the system is by no means perfectly reliable, but the results are enough to demonstrate that the processor is capable of applying all possible combinations of unitary operations to the two qubits.
Very interesting none-the-less.
 

Shiggity

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Pretty big improvement, even over quantum processor advancements that came out this year.

The last article I read was about a processor that could do one and only one operation before it broke / qubits came off entanglement or superposition or whatever it is.
 

]-[itman

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Exciting stuff, I wonder who will be the first will the next breakthrough to make this things viable.
 

Coupe

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I might have to read this a couple more times to understand it, but wow Quantum computing.