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Quantum Computing: Transformational Capability

November 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm


Computing has become pervasive in our lives, with microprocessors of many types, scales, and characteristics powering everything from home devices to high performance computing systems, from digital sensors to data centers, from cars to cloud computing services. Persistent exponential advances in microprocessors and semiconductor technologies present more performance at less cost and lower power consumption annually. However, there are important applications in healthcare, energy, environment, security, and more for which the annual increases in microprocessors remain woefully insufficient. Researchers, technology companies, government agencies, and others around the world are eager to discover and develop new methods of computing that can offer orders of magnitude greater performance for these societally important applications–and the leading candidate is now quantum computing.

What is quantum computing? Is it ‘real’, and what makes it promising for these kinds of applications? What are the scientific principles that underpin it? What are the technologies and companies that are most promising now? How will it complement ‘classical’ computing technologies? When will it offer real impact for your company or organization (and your competitors) and what should you start doing to prepare for quantum computing? Our panel of experts–whurley of Strangeworks, Aparna Prabhakar of IBM, and Ken Durazzo of Dell Technologies–will answer these questions and more, including yours!

​Join us in-person or on Zoom for this great conversation!


November 2, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm


Austin Forum on Technology & Society
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Austin Central Library
710 W Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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