Evan Kirstel on Quantum Computing
The following is from an article in RT Insights.
Evan Kirstel sees potential applications in healthcare as well. “Quantum computers will permit the development of complex reenactments that will assist in finding cures for most non-curable illnesses, such as AIDS and cancer,” Kirstel states. “Quantum computers will enable us to model the thousands of proteins encoded in the human genome and begin to recreate their responses to different drugs or medications. This will pave the way to a radically new level of restorative innovative work and medical research.” There is potential in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity as well, Kirstel says.
The Coming Quantum Compute Era
While mainstream commercial quantum applications are still way off, the Deloitte report authors say enterprises should begin to prepare for the coming quantum era, which may arrive within the next decade.
Reimagine analytic workloads. “Many companies regularly run large-scale computations for risk management, forecasting, planning, and optimization. Quantum computing could do more than just accelerate these computations—it could enable organizations to rethink how they operate, and to tackle entirely new challenges. Executives should ask themselves, ‘What would happen if we could do these computations a million times faster?’ The answer could lead to new insights about operations and strategy.”
Update high-performance computing architectures. “Enterprises that have already invested in high-performance computing (HPC) should familiarize themselves with the impact that quantum computing may have on the architecture of HPC systems. Hybrid architectures that link conventional HPC systems with quantum computers may become common.”
Create a long-range post-quantum cybersecurity plan. With quantum computing power, passwords could be hacked within nanoseconds. “A US government-backed standards-setting body recently assessed the threat of quantum computers and advised organizations to develop ‘crypto agility’—that is, the ability to swiftly switch out algorithms for newer, more secure ones as they’re released.