Amazon is getting into the quantum computing game, which Microsoft, IBM, and Google are already racing in

  • On Monday, Amazon announced a new quantum computing service called Amazon Braket, which allows people to access quantum computing technology from the startups D-Wave, IonQ, and Rigetti through the cloud.
  • This is Amazon’s first major step into quantum computing, a field where Microsoft, IBM, Google, Intel and other startups are already building computers and doing research.
  • Already, Microsoft, IBM, Google, and Intel, as well as smaller startups, have gotten started in conducting research and building early quantum computers.
  • Now, Amazon’s new product, called Amazon Braket, is a service that allows scientists, researchers, and developers to experiment with quantum computing from hardware providers by using Amazon’s cloud.
  • Besides that, Amazon Web Services started a Center for Quantum Computing, which brings together experts from Amazon, the California Institute of Technology, and other research institutions to collaborate on research, as well as the Amazon Quantum Solutions Lab, which connects customers with experts at Amazon to find the best way to use quantum computing.

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