This is worth listening to. Three start-ups and a University of Chicago professor enlighten the House Energy Subcommittees on Environment and Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection in May 2018.
My take-aways: 1) I hear mostly the same discussion of quantum computing, as a start-up technology, hard to explain, highly technical, need to use analogies, many challenges, futuristic applications, and great potential. I feel myself being pulled towards it, like an early American settler who hears "go West young man" in spite of the dangers ahead.
2) There is a search for a 'killer app' for quantum. (I have said this before in prior notes)
3) Workforce enablement is a very important constraint limiting the development of commercial quantum computing, and not just due to a lack of seats and teachers. It is a complex learning curve. It is hard to learn advanced math, physics, computer science, and materials sciences, along with specific industry domains (e.g., settlement of trades), software development lifecycle, and agile, consulting methods.
My favorite part of the video came at 1:10:00 for the next 3 minutes when congressman Larry D. Bucshon M.D. asked for the Quantum Computing Federal Funding 'elevator pitch.' Nobody got it right in my opinion. This is what my brother and mentor, Seth Cohen, Canterbury Eleven CEO, asked me to focus on last week in Florida.
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Jeffrey Cohen, Founder & CEO, Chicago Quantum, a division of U.S. Advanced Computing Infrastructure, Inc. May 9, 2019