QWebinar: The Potential Impact of Quantum Computers on Society by Ronald de Wolf



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QWebinar: The Potential Impact of Quantum Computers on Society by Ronald de WolfWe invite you to the next QWorld seminar. In this talk, Ronald de Wolf will consider the potential impact that the nascent technology of quantum computing may have on society. He focuses on three areas: cryptography, optimization, and simulation of quantum systems. He will also discuss some ethical aspects of these developments, and ways to mitigate the risks. Based on: R. de Wolf. The potential impact of quantum computers on society. In Ethics and Information Technology, 19(4):271-276, 2017 https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.05380

About the event:
Date: 18:00 (CEST), June 3, 2020
Registration form: https://forms.gle/Mqt8CEsvNcczsF8i9
Moderators: Abuzer Yakaryilmaz (QWorld & QLatvia) and Zoltán Zimborás (QWorld & QHungary)
Application deadline: 3nd of June, 17:00 (CET)

About the speaker: Ronald de Wolf (1973) studied computer science and philosophy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, with a focus on logic-based machine learning. He obtained his PhD in 2001 from the University of Amsterdam and CWI (advised by Harry Buhrman and Paul Vitanyi) on a thesis about quantum computation and communication complexity, for which he received the 2003 ERCIM Cor Baayen Award. Subsequently he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley. Currently he is a senior researcher at CWI and full professor at the University of Amsterdam.

About QWorld: QWorld is a global network of individuals, groups, and communities collaborating on education and implementation of quantum technologies and research activities. Our main aim is to have an open access and public global ecosystem for quantum technologies and quantum software by the year 2025 so that each interested hardworking individual, group, institute, or region can be easily part of the ecosystem.