Scott Aaronson, professor at the University of Austin Texas and former professor at MIT explains what a quantum computer is, various possible applications, the types of problems they are good at solving and much more.
Scott’s research interests center around the capabilities and limits of quantum computers, and computational complexity theory more generally.
NP-hard and NP-complete problems are discussed, as well as the travelling salesman problem.
Scott explains how quantum computing is going to be an expressive form of quantum mechanics and how can it affect our daily lives after going mainstream.
From applications in cryptography to factoring huge numbers to solving exponential problems, quantum computers can have various other applications. This is just the first step in a long journey.
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