COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 23, 2021 — IonQ, Inc., a leader in quantum computing, today announced an initiative in partnership with GE Research to explore the impact of quantum computing and IonQ’s quantum computers in the pivotal field of risk analysis. The initiative is expected to lay the groundwork for risk management across key sectors including finance, government and others.
“Globally, we’re grappling with incredibly complex systems that impact financial markets, supply chains, and daily business operations; the organizations that do not understand their exposure to risks within these complex systems are increasingly vulnerable,” said Peter Chapman, CEO and President of IonQ. “As we explore how quantum computing could help us calculate — and correct for — these risks, we’re proud to partner with GE, whose forward-thinking team sees that the rise of data availability pairs naturally with quantum computers to find new solutions to these management challenges.”
In the wake of COVID-19, risk management and resilience have become more important than ever. Recent findings show organizations across industries are in need of stronger risk analysis surrounding finance, cybersecurity, third-party relationships and more. With IonQ and GE Research’s new partnership, this analysis could be made possible by the use of copulas in quantum computing. Copulas have a flexible way of depicting relationships between variables; the models are well suited to measure information from multiple sets of random data inputs and distill them into a single variable. Because quantum hardware is uniquely suited to this type of analysis, the teams aim to explore breakthrough implications for risk management solutions.
“Quantum computing has the potential to accelerate disruptive innovation for many industries,” said Dave Vernooy, a Senior Executive and Digital Technologies Leader at GE Research. “A big focus for us is finding ways to make quantum real across our industries. We can do this by collaborating with leading quantum computing vendors such as IonQ to show how quantum-based approaches can help organizations better model risk and its impacts, and we’re excited to see how this work can be extended into classification, machine learning and network partitioning.”
The announcement of this partnership is another sign of IonQ’s significant momentum in the last year. It recently became the only supplier whose quantum computers are available via all of the major cloud providers and demonstrated in collaboration with QCWare the power of quantum machine learning algorithms to transform natural language processing, decision-making, customer recommendations and fraud detection. Finally, IonQ is soon to be the first publicly traded, pure-play quantum computing company via a merger with dMY Technology Group, Inc. III.
IonQ, Inc. is the leader in trapped-ion quantum computing, with a proven track record of innovation and deployment. IonQ’s next-gen quantum computer is the world’s most powerful trapped-ion quantum computer, and IonQ has defined what it believes is the best path forward to scale. IonQ is the only company with its quantum systems available through the cloud on Amazon Braket, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, as well as through direct API access. IonQ was founded in 2015 by Christopher Monroe and Jungsang Kim based on 25 years of pioneering research. To learn more, visit www.IonQ.com.
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Source: IonQ, Inc.