Flying cars. Miracle medicines. Robots with emotions. These were concepts of a distant future, but rapid advances in quantum computing technology are leading policymakers to realize that the future is closer than we thought.
Quantum machines are poised to have real-world applications in this decade and super-charge artificial intelligence in the next. These advances will help to solve previously unsolvable problems—from healthcare to medicine—while also posing a major test to U.S. economic and national security—from threats to standard encryption to more sophisticated weapons systems.
But how close are we to reaching these milestones?
This panel will gather experts to discuss the public policy implications of advances in quantum computing, how America’s rivals are surging forward in this emerging technology space and what the United States must do to remain at the forefront.
- [Moderator] Miles Taylor, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
- Chris Fall, PhD, Senior Advisor, President’s Office, Center for Strategic and International Studies
- Scott Friedman, Senior Policy Advisor, House Homeland Security Committee
- Allison Schwartz, Global Government Relations and Public Affairs Leader, D-Wave Systems, Inc.
- Kate Weber, PhD, Policy Lead for Quantum, Robotics, and Fundamental Research, Google