Intel is committed to building the world's first true quantum computer

Intel’s James Clarke with a 17-qubit superconducting quantum chip

Shawn Morgan/Intel Corporation

By Chelsea Whyte

Intel is taking a slow and steady approach to quantum computing. Competitors like Google may be competing to achieve so-called quantum supremacy, in which a quantum computer outperforms an ordinary one. But Intel’s James Clarke has bigger ideas. He leads the firm’s quantum computing research team, and says it is looking past immediate goals in order to be the first to create a device with a million qubits, or quantum bits – enough to have a real impact on the world.

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