Quantum is working with delayed geo-location data and inputs from local authorities to answer complex questions linked to spread and concentration of the virus
Quantum Computing Inc (OTC:QUBT), an advanced technology company developing quantum-ready applications and tools, said Thursday it is helping state and local governments with analytic solutions to battle the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The Leesburg, Virginia-based firm said it is assisting Mayor Scott Conger and the city of Jackson, in Tennessee in their fight against COVID-19 by providing advanced analytic capabilities to track and predict the spread of the disease.
Paul Taylor, city council member of the city of Jackson, said Quantum is working with delayed geo-location data combined with input from local authorities to answer “complex questions regarding trends” related to the contacts, spread, and concentration of the virus.
“We are able to see the impact of the mayor’s executive orders in reduced traffic at essential retail stores. Quantum’s analyses also help us plan precise steps to restart economic activity, when that is prudent, considering Jackson’s role as the commercial and healthcare hub for a 40-mile radius around it,” said Taylor in a statement.
“This data can help provide evidence to support decisions and will help us identify when to changes in course are necessary,” he added.
Quantum Computing is developing an array of applications to allow companies to exploit the power of quantum computing and is a leader in the development of quantum ready software.
“Effective responses to mitigate the worst outcomes of COVID-19 will require the expertise of subject-matter and policy experts supported by advanced technologies to answer key questions quickly and accurately based on the best available data,” said Quantum Computing CEO Robert Liscouski.
Dr Michael Liebman, who is the technical advisor on healthcare for Quantum Computing, said the company’s technology enabled “the characterization of the virus progression” and likely outbreaks, with “speed and accuracy not previously possible.”
“This includes analyzing pre-diagnosis activities and contacts,” Dr Liebman said.
“Timely contact tracing can help save lives in this crisis. Quantum’s capabilities have tremendous value to governments in identifying emerging trends of the virus that will enable the government to allocate the appropriate resources in time and make decisions on staging a thoughtful and measured safe return to re-opening businesses and commercial operations,” he added.
Meanwhile, Quantum Computing boss Liscouski said he was confident the company could add “significant value” to the city of Jackson’s efforts.
Quantum Computing recently launched its Quantum Asset Allocator, a hedge fund portfolio optimization application, and Mukai, its quantum application development platform. It expects to launch additional products in the second quarter of 2020.
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