In January 2018, theoretical physicist John Preskill predicted that “Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) technology will be available in the near future.” We think that the ‘Noisy’ part of the name is not going to change anytime soon.
But the USA’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) is trying to disprove the ‘Noisy’ part with its Optimization with Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum devices (ONISQ) program. From March 2020 to September 2021, teams will try to develop quantum systems with improved noise control. They will quantitatively compare classical and quantum approaches, and attempt to optimize the allocation of quantum and classical resources on NISQ devices.
We love that passionate quantum scientists are focusing on making physical quantum systems noise-free and more secure. But it’s important to remember that this will be an ongoing effort with significant technical challenges to overcome. Also it’s unlikely to be ready in the near future – certainly not by 2021. In quantum computing, a critical problem is: how can we keep our communications systems and data safe in case of a quantum attack? Current QKD solutions are not scalable and PQC requires too much computing power for applications such as IoT.
Quantropi’s unique Quantum Entropy Expansion and Propagation (QEEP™) technology aims to tackle quantum with quantum to provide an ultra-fast, high-entropy, energy-efficient and enterprise-grade security solution that is miles ahead of QKD and PQC. QEEP™ offers an evolutionary and scalable upgrade path to quantum-secure communications that organizations can easily incorporate into their existing infrastructure. And best of all – a quantum attack may happen tomorrow, but QEEP™ is ready today.