Using a quantum computer to solve a real-world problem – what can be achieved today?

23 November 2022

Applied Quantum Computing today published a paper on which seeks to explain some of the quantum computing methods currently being explored in the current NISQ (Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum computing) era of quantum computing.  In the paper we consider a small scale real-world problem in the form of how to optimally position 2 ambulances on a 2D grid of potential locations.  We investigate the application of quantum gate and quantum annealing methods to the problem as well as the performance of 2 general purpose classical solvers.  The paper is designed to be able to be understood by business professionals with an interest in quantum computing but who may not have studied a formal post-graduate course of direct relevance.

The paper can be accessed here.

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