Quantum Algorithms Institute and Xanadu will collaborate

SURREY, BC CANADA, March 2, 2022 – Quantum Algorithms Institute (QAI), a not-for-profit organization that facilitates collaboration between industry, academia and the BC government, has partnered with Xanadu, the global computing leader Toronto-based quantum photonics. The collaboration between the two Canadian organizations aims to create a highly skilled future workforce that will drive economic growth in British Columbia and across the country.

One aspect of QAI’s mission is to develop a strong talent pool in quantum information science and this will be accelerated by students leveraging Xanadu’s hardware, software and expertise in quantum computing. . Students will benefit from PennyLane, Xanadu’s open source software library, to learn how to code quantum computing algorithms. For example, students will be able to effectively use PennyLane when undertaking research internships under the Mitacs Accelerate program at any QAI-affiliated university, with support from QAI.

“Our organization was created to strengthen the quantum ecosystem in British Columbia and an extremely important aspect has been to identify opportunities for students to learn about quantum computing and choose careers in this technological sector. rapidly growing,” said Brad Lackey, Chairman of QAI’s Board of Directors. of administrators. “Xanadu’s hardware and software technologies will enable QAI to achieve our goals not just in British Columbia, but across the country as we become a global leader in quantum computing. »

Nathan Killoran, Head of Software and Algorithms at Xanadu and Lead Developer at PennyLane, explained, “PennyLane connects the most popular quantum computing platforms to the best machine learning tools using an open source, device-agnostic approach.” .

As part of the training materials and course developed by Xanadu and QAI, students will be able to work on real-world problems alongside QAI’s industry and government partners in BC, providing students with unique experiences and an authentic perspective. on quantum computing.

Killoran adds, “QAI and Xanadu share a common vision: Canada being the premier quantum computing powerhouse. This vision starts today, ensuring that world-class Canadian students are exposed to the latest ideas and developments in quantum computing and can gain relevant hands-on experience with the latest technologies and software.”

About Quantum Algorithms Institute:

Based in Surrey, British Columbia, the Quantum Algorithms Institute (QAI) is a non-profit organization that facilitates collaboration between industry, government, and academia to grow the applied quantum computing sector in Colombia. -British. To learn more about how the Quantum Algorithms Institute can de-risk your quantum journey, visit https://quantumalgorithms.ca.

About Penny Lane:

PennyLane is an open source software framework for quantum machine learning, quantum chemistry, and quantum computing built around the concept of quantum differentiable programming. It seamlessly integrates classic machine learning libraries with quantum hardware and simulators, giving users the power to train quantum circuits similar to neural networks.

To learn more, visit the PennyLane website (https://pennylane.ai) or check out the quantum machine learning hands-on content gallery (https://pennylane.ai/qml/demonstrations.html).

About Xanadu:

Xanadu is a Canadian quantum technology company whose mission is to build quantum computers that are useful and available around the world. Founded in 2016, Xanadu has

become one of the world leaders in quantum hardware and software. The company also leads the development of PennyLane, an open source software library for quantum computing and application development. Visit www.xanadu.ai or follow us on Twitter @XanaduAI.

Media contact for QAI:
Hilary Kaye
HKA Marcom
Phone. : 714-422-0900
Email: [email protected]

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