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Is quantum supremacy ‘garbage’?

Has a new era of computing finally arrived or not, or is it both at the same time?

A quantum computer has performed a calculation considered impossible for conventional computers, but how meaningful is the result? As our guest reveals, this quantum state can be hugely significant and garbage – at the same time.

Also we look at a new method of gene editing, which avoids cutting up DNA, get to grips with where the worlds worms live and watch elements being created in distant solar collisions.

(Photo: A quantum circuit from Google's Sycamore computer. Credit: Google)

Presenter: Roland Pease
Producer: Julian Siddle

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37 minutes

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Mon 28 Oct 2019 01:32GMT


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