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Microsoft Quantum Network Launched: Here Is Their Agenda


We cannot deny that quantum computing will be part of our future technology and advancements in the field. So, for that future to exist, the big tech companies are experimenting and eager to help the progress of quantum computing. Here is where Microsoft joins the team, partnering with others that share their vision so that they can share and collaborate “with the best quantum innovators.”

Quantum computing will be very useful in AI and modeling, and now the coalition from Microsoft wants to help develop quantum applications and the first scalable quantum computer in the world.

Quantum Computing: Solving the Toughest Problems in the World

At the Microsoft inaugural Startup Summit, Azure Hardware Systems Group’s Corporate Vice President, Todd Holmdahl, stated that such partnerships are “required to build the quantum workforce and the quantum economy” and that these two will help solve some of the tough problems in the world like climate change, food production, health care, materials science, machine learning and more.

On the Microsoft Quantum Network website, Microsoft presents its network as being a “global community of individuals and organizations working with Microsoft to learn about, research, and launch quantum computing applications and hardware.” These efforts will be supported by vital research and experts, Azure services, the Quantum Development Kit, and workshops that will be held on quantum programming and development of algorithm.

Microsoft announced in the past the partners that will join the Network, and as the program was finally official, two more partners were added to that list – HQS Quantum Simulations and Rahko. The first one is specialized in quantum algorithms that predict molecular properties for chemical and pharmaceutical fields and the second one is a quantum machine–learning company.


Commercial quantum computing is a thing of the future, and last year Todd Holmdahl predicted they could be available in five years. With Microsoft taking a big step toward this goal, Holmdahl’s prediction could come true.

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