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Quantum Morning Coffee - 2019/05/04

Featuring IBM, AT&T, Infosecurity Europe and US AirForce...

May 4th 2019 | 170 readers

Your press review from Quantaneo

AT&T is interested in quantum computing and intends to influence politicians if necessary, so that they invest in the direction that interests the company... This is called lobbying. And AT&T has just hired a lobbyist, Adam Ingols from Owen Evans Ingols, to work on quantum computing, and the crossing of electricity and communication networks.
The US Air Force Research Laboratory, based in Rome, New York, will work with IBM's quantum computer located in Yorktown Heights, New York. This contract, worth USD 7.5 million, will enable the US Air Force to use the IBM Q System computer. The contract runs until April 30, 2022.
The financial sector fears that quantum computing, put into the hands of criminals, could break the codes that protect all global financial transactions. And they are right to feel concerned... A survey carried out on the occasion of the Infosecurity Europe 2019 exhibition shows that 83% of professionals surveyed believe that financial organizations are not innovating as quickly as cyber criminals who plan to attack them. And for 24% of respondents, the most important skill for the next generation of IT professionals will be... quantum computing.

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