Sign up for quantum concepts through comics with Kitty Yeung of Microsoft
Wednesday, 11 August @ 1900hrs CAT
A quick update on our mentoring program
Our mentoring program with Keysight Technologies is a huge success and we would like to share a quick update.
"We currently have 181 active mentor relationships and, over the last 6 weeks, have completed a staggering 392 mentoring hours. 63% of mentees expressed a desire to get help with soft skills and 54% requested help with business skills. This is amazing."
OneQuantum Africa meeting this week
Quantum concepts can be hard to grasp and this Wednesday 11 August at 1900hrs CAT, we are super glad to host someone who is working hard to make things a little easier, Kitty Y. M. Yeung, Senior Program Manager for Microsoft Quantum Computing | Artist | Top 100 Women in Fashion Tech Women of Wearables | comics book author.
Kitty will be discussing quantum concepts through comics and share resources on how to get started. In her early career, she has been conducting research in condensed matter physics while pursuing art through painting, music, and graphic novel creations.
This is a conversation that you don't want to miss.
See you at www.onequantum.org/africa for more community, mentorship, careers, and projects.
Hope to see you at our events and meetings!
Farai | President | OneQuantum Africa
Join this awesome community in Santa Clara, California for talks, networking, a career fair, and more targeted at women in quantum and everybody else who is curious about this spooky science and its applications.
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Portions of WIQ (not Q2B) will be live-streamed for those who cannot join in person. Q2B attendees need to register separately with WIQ to attend.
IBM Research Africa invites academics, students, developers, researchers, designers, and AI practitioners to a series of AI seminars delivered by leading IBM Research scientists and engineers.
The free two-part seminar series will focus on advances in trustworthy AI, neural and symbolic learning, reasoning, and language understanding.
Seminar 1 - 18 August 2021, 13:00 - 16:00 GMT
Seminar 2 - 25 August 2021, 13:00 - 16:00 GMT
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News, events, resources, and more…
Had a fantastic chat with whurley this past week and you can watch the recording here. He shared lessons from his early life, reflected on his time in classical tech, talked about opportunities in quantum tech, highlighted the importance of building inclusive communities to drive progress in anything, and much more.
OneQuantum Nepal | Project: Grover's
Quantum Computing for Finance Webinar | D-Wave
How quantum computing can solve challenges in the financial services domain such as portfolio selection, asset allocation, rare event classification such as anomaly detection.
Weekly Quantum World Detangled S4E6 | Lizzie Baggett
Digital technology is one way to boost agricultural production and efficiency, reducing the impact caused by food insecurity in Africa.
Aliro Quantum has received up to $100,000 in funds from the U.S. Air Force to develop software supporting the design and operation of quantum networks for physics-based secure communications.
Researchers at Tufts University, University College London (UCL), Cambridge University, and University of California at Santa Barbara have demonstrated that a catalyst can indeed be an agent of change.
Randomness is typically seen as a problem, interfering with our ability to make sense of the world and complicating our attempts to predict the future. But that very unpredictability also makes it a crucial ingredient in the encryption that protects billions of dollars worth of private data.
This is a Platform‑as‑a‑Service software that enables customers to secure the communications channels and data of any cloud, edge, or end-point device. It combines transformational and unique advances in both quantum and classical cryptography.
IBM and the University of Tokyo today unveiled an IBM Quantum System One as part of the IBM-Japan quantum program announced in 2019. The system is the second IBM Quantum System One assembled outside the U.S. and follows a similar system installed in Germany in June. The latter is being administered by the Fraunhofer Geselleschaft scientific research institution.
Traffic control is one of the many areas where quantum computers could be used. An innovative project by Volkswagen: Avoiding traffic jams and shortening waiting times using quantum algorithms.
In three papers published on arXiv.org on June 28 and 29, scientists from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) reported fundamental advances in quantum communications and quantum computing.
To minimize potential damage from underground oil and gas leaks, Oak Ridge National Laboratory is co-developing a quantum sensing system to detect pipeline leaks more quickly.
The report mentions the emergence of new achievements in the field of quantum information and points out that quantum computers "Chapter IX" processing "Gaussian Bose Sampling" validates the superiority of quantum computing.
The Luxembourg’s Quantum Communications Infrastructure project (LuxQCI), coordinated by the Department of Media, Telecommunications and Digital Policy (SMC) of the Luxembourg Ministry of State, and supported by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) under the Luxembourg National LuxIMPULSE programme, will create a secure communications shield against cyber threats based on quantum technology.
Commits $36.75 million funding over the next 7.5 years for the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies.
"The computing limits of the entire traditional computer will soon be reached, and quantum computing will be one of the most effective means to break through the computing limits of traditional computers."
KT, a leading telecom company in South Korea, has developed a quantum-software defined network (Q-SDN) that can monitor and control quantum cryptographic networks from a central control center. It can link equipment from various manufacturers more easily if quantum cryptography networks are expanded.
Latvian state-owned re-transmission operator LVRTC has signed a cooperation memorandum with the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of the University of Latvia (LU MII). The parties plan to cooperate in R&D of quantum data transmission.
Quantum random number generators (QRNGs) can produce true random numbers. Yet, the two most important QRNG parameters highly desired for practical applications, i.e., speed and size, have to be compromised during implementations.
Controlling the energy of unauthorized light signals in a quantum cryptosystem is an essential criterion for implementation security.
High-speed long-range quantum communication requires combining frequency multiplexed photonic channels with quantum memories.
What is the difference between football and quantum computing?
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