Microsoft: Creating quantum developer tools and delivering access to quantum systems
Julie Love discusses the merits of Microsoft’s Q# programming language and the Quantum Developer Kit (QDK) alongside announcements from Ignite, including partnerships with Honeywell, IonQ, and QCI.
James Sanders spoke with Julie Love, senior director, Microsoft Quantum Business Development, at Microsoft Ignite 2019 in Orlando about Microsoft’s role in quantum computing. The following is a transcript of the interview.
Julie Love: At Microsoft Quantum, we’re all about quantum impact. Delivering solutions, helping our customers solve their toughest compute challenges by building the world’s most scalable compute stack. It’s really this ambition for scale that we took the next step on our quantum journey to deliver impact through announcing Azure Quantum. Azure Quantum is a full end-to-end open cloud ecosystem for quantum development, really bringing the tools of quantum computing to developers at organizations, people around the world.
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We’re doing this building on the work that we’ve been doing on applications, solving tough problems like the ones that we solved with Case Western Reserve University that Satya Nadella talked about this morning, our work on quantum cryptography and post quantum cryptography to secure our data in a quantum world, building on Q#, our quantum native programming language in the quantum development kit, which has now been downloaded more than 200,000 times by developers around the world, and breakthroughs that…