UAE: Research centre to build region’s first quantum computer

Technology Innovation Institute (TII) of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) on Tuesday announced that its Quantum Research Centre (QRC) team will construct a quantum computer in collaboration with Barcelona-based Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech researchers.

The machine will help in various fields: discovering new medicines, making new materials, designing better batteries and various artificial intelligence applications.

QRC chief researcher, Prof. Jose Ignacio Latorre, explained that preparatory work has already begun, and the first simple quantum chips ‘Made in Abu Dhabi’ should come by the end of the summer.


Khaleej Times

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