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Introduction to Quantum Computing

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Quantum computing is the next frontier in computer technology. This course spells out what it is, what it might mean to existing organizations, and how it will impact our future.

Classical computing, which gave us the current digital age, is about to be displaced by a more exciting, powerful, and radically different form of computing. This technology—known as quantum computing—operates under completely different scientific principles and has the potential to provide a massive technological leap forward that will enable breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, medicine, chemistry, space capabilities, mixed reality, and so much more. Those left behind will find it hard to catch up. Learn all about it here, as well as how to apply quantum computing to your own (and your organization's) outlook for the future. In plain language, instructor Jonathan Reichental lays out what quantum computing is and details its applications, opportunities, and risks.


  • A new era of computing is emerging
1. Understanding Classical Computing
  • The current computing age
  • A brief history of the third industrial revolution
  • A simple explanation of classical computing
  • Drivers of the next generation of computing
2. What Is Quantum Computing?
  • What exactly is this quantum stuff?
  • A brief timeline of quantum research to date
  • What is quantum computing?
  • Superposition: The core idea in quantum computing
  • Entanglement and other fun concepts
3. Applications of Quantum Computing
  • The current state of quantum computing research
  • Examples of quantum computing implementations
  • Quantum computing applications now and in the future
4. Opportunities and Risks of Quantum Computing
  • Opportunities for enterprises and individuals
  • Quantum computing in the fourth industrial revolution
  • Final thoughts and next steps

Taught by

Jonathan Reichental

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