Quantum computers hold great promise, as they operate much faster than conventional ones, thanks to quantum physics. The catch? They’re more error prone.
Kosuke Mitarai, an assistant professor at Osaka University’s graduate engineering school who made this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia: Enterprise Technology list, is attempting to overcome that and enable quantum computers to take off.
In 2018, while an engineering Ph.D. candidate, he cofounded quantum computing software maker QunaSys. Quantum machines will try to solve specific problems in physics and chemistry, he says, such as fully understanding how plants turn light energy