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IBM cuts ribbon on quantum computing centre wherein a 53-qubit monster lurks

Pirate Dave Silver badge
Pirate

Forgive my ignorance

But I thought useful quantum computers were still some ways off on the horizon, and were currently squarely in the realm of Mad Scientists. No? Or are these IBM machines still considered "experimental" and not really available to the general public? Or is it marketing hype? We had this story back in December https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/06/quantum_computing_slow/ where Uncle Sam was saying quantum was still years away. I admit, I am a tad confused.

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