Laws of the microscopic world allow faster and better problem-solving
Quantum computing is progressively evolving from a theoretical discipline into an applied one. Indeed, the development of a universal, programmable quantum computer has now moved beyond the realms of fiction and is gradually becoming a reality. This progress has huge implications for the solving of complex problems, as it paves the way for enormous improvements in performance – especially when it comes to optimization problems – thanks to the ability to pursue all computing pathways at the same time using entangled qubits, instead of one after another as in classical computers. At the same time, this is only possible if quantum mechanical phenomena such as the entanglement and superposition of microscopic states are used in a targeted way to extract information about the solution to a problem from the microscopic level and bring it into our macroscopic world, where it can be put to use. We harness the potential advantages of quantum technology to solve ubiquitous, industrially relevant decision problems and to optimize control tasks in manufacturing and industry.