Today, although still in its infancy, several quantum technologies are already in competition. Some simulate quantum computing (Atos or Microsoft). Others claim their quantum supremacy (Google), immediately corrected by the third (IBM) who explain that the previous ones lie… Some use ions, photons, atoms, and other technologies, all inaccessible to the public, even professional.
And finally, the same questions come up every day on the forums: when could I use a quantum computer, what is the best technology, how can I access it, how can I learn? Questions that suppliers always answer in the same way, by delaying, because they would not be ready for this distribution to customers.
Amazon could afford to put a few hundred million dollars into a research and development plan for its own quantum computer. Perhaps it is also in the boxes of Jeff Bezos’ firm. But he has just announced, at his annual conference, a much smarter service, Amazon Braket.
Strategically and tactically, Braket’s positioning is judicious.
Rather than compete with Google and IBM, both running to develop their own quantum computers; or with other start-ups in the sector that have taken a lead (D-Wave, Rigetti…), Amazon has chosen not to choose.
And has chosen to offer today what was missing yesterday, the bridge between companies and all these technologies.
The main difficulty for companies is that quantum algorithms are nothing like the algorithms of conventional computing. So, you have to learn everything on a new basis; develop, then test. But how can we test its first developments, when a quantum computer costs several million dollars and the technology evolves every quarter?
Not very interoperable, each generation of quantum computers also requires the algorithms to be adapted to test them in each environment. Not easy….
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