Microsoft Partnered with Alphabet to Teach Quantum Programming

Microsoft Partnered with Alphabet to Teach Quantum Computing

Quantum computing is one of the difficult hurdles to cross, and tech giants across the industry are trying to jump over it. Reportedly, Microsoft has partnered with Alphabet, Google’s parent company. Both aim to train on essential topics on algorithms through a short online education program. On Sunday, Engadget reported that Microsoft has teamed up with Alphabet’s X and Brilliant on an online educational program for quantum computing. The curriculum begins with basic concepts. Later it steps by step introduces you to Microsoft’s Q# language. Even more, it teaches the way to write simple quantum algorithms before moving forward towards extremely complex scenarios. One can manage everything on the web inclusive of quantum circuit puzzles. Thus the interested learners gradually move towards learning Microsoft’s Q# language.

The online course is specially designed to assist people in writing simple quantum algorithms. It is a short-term course which lasts between 16-24 hours. Whereas, one does not have to engage with the whole thing at once. What it offers is, first two chapters are available free of cost and for a limited time. It might provide an excellent introduction to complicated concepts. Besides, the course offers the capability of this technology in reforming the economy.

Suitably named – Quantum Computing is a course revolving around the learning of programming in Q#, Microsoft’s top-level, quantum-tuned programming language. The tech giant has designed the curriculum in such a way that it is not resource-intensive and does not disturb students’ timetable. In such a way, they could learn the way to trigger some relatively simpler quantum algorithms on the go, while they can also implement the complex one on the web. It does not require any additional need for downloading a development environment ever emerging. Microsoft thinks that by the end of the program, students will have the potential to quickly understand the need for the translation of a complex classical problem into a quantum representation. Surprisingly, Microsoft has recently announced that it would be open-sourcing the QDK in GitHub this summer.

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