Quantum Computing Expert Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty | WIRED

Quantum Computing Expert Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty | WIRED

WIRED has challenged IBM’s Dr. Talia Gershon (Senior Manager, Quantum Research) to explain quantum computing to 5 different people; a child, teen, a college student, a grad student and a professional.

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Quantum Computing Expert Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty | WIRED

50 Comments

  1. Mad Artz Graphics on November 8, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Classical computers was as big as that when it first emerged to public. Now imagine that size of a quantum computer the size of an android phone.



  2. Mark Phillips on November 8, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    I never understand these past level 1.



  3. Josh T on November 8, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Sure



  4. Owen Calder on November 8, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Gotta go with my iPhone REEEEEEE



  5. IamJacksColon4 on November 8, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    the expert looks like stephen king



  6. KLaSH on November 8, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    I hope they don’t put windows on it



  7. Athar Bashir on November 8, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    after lewis podcast?? anyone??



  8. IamJacksColon4 on November 8, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    quantum computers is all physics. not cs



  9. B King on November 8, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Kids are always straight shooters, no bias.

    Can it do my homework?



  10. Catalin Moloce on November 8, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Looking at the 5 levels explained, i thiink i need a level 0, so i can understand the Quantum Computing



  11. B D on November 8, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    So how you going to keep the quarter spinning all the time



  12. DLastOne2go on November 8, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Level 4- Wonders what language they’re conversing in?
    Level 5-….hopelessly resorts to google translate………….



  13. Dana Thomas on November 8, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Loved it!



  14. uNr3al111 on November 8, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Who is here after watching LewLater video?



  15. Scott Murray-Anderson on November 8, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    I want to know how many cubits this computer has and what frequency does it run at? What is the current state of coherence?



  16. keyboy1225 on November 8, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    You know that teen doesn’t really use her phone to study. I mean… who does it??



  17. Riley Wagner on November 8, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    The whole idea of using spinning coins to represent quantum calculations is such a great idea. Definitely going to use this one.



  18. HeadLock on November 8, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    I needed this, because I didn’t fully understand it until now! 😆😆



  19. Jolly Imran on November 8, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Can it run Crysis?



  20. CiCi Q on November 8, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    2:31 iPhone problems be like 😆



  21. Yu on November 8, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    @wired how to access cloud quantum computing?



  22. ADITYA Rathore on November 8, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    I am a newborn why am i even watching this



  23. keyboy1225 on November 8, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    I come to just listen to level one then leave cuz thats all I understand



  24. Jack on November 8, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Should’ve had a physics undergrad! We know about entanglement



  25. Yu on November 8, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    This is the perfect drill to explain any concept on Earth!



  26. X S on November 8, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Hopefully their speculation of how long it will take to make a viable impact will be proven very wrong. Today we have many more intelligent people and machines interested and working on solving real world issues with the help of quantum computing. Most of the explanations we hear are still about the dry logic of how it works but the most important first step of quantum supremacy may be the hardest part.



  27. Shuyu on November 8, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    its weird how when she was trying to explain for lvl 1-3 i seriously have no clue or was having a hard time following but when she went to 4 and 5 i understood more. it’s really about how she rephrase the definitions. even though i think for the lower levels she was trying to be more direct and simple but for me it actually had the opposite impact because it felt like she was dancing around to give an answer. did anyone else felt like this?



  28. Just Doin Florida on November 8, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Can the quantum computer figure out what age this lady is cuz I’m getting very conflicting feelings based on the hair and face



  29. Random Videos on November 8, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    My mom asked me why I looked confused…

    *shows this video

    *Now she’s confused too*



  30. TheXterramann on November 8, 2019 at 6:23 pm


  31. Ahmad Saadi on November 8, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    I just realized how stupid I am it’s really painful



  32. Allan Stokes on November 8, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    14:00 There’s a lot of opportunity here to find your own opportunity. That’s all five explanations of quantum computing rolled up into one true thing. Love the guy’s expression. "Really? Defining my research program _is_ a research program?" Career … track … does … not … compute.



  33. Allan Stokes on November 8, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    17:50 It’s misleading to call RSA encryption. In practice, RSA is exclusively used for secure key exchange. The right thing to Google is public key infrastructure (PKI). This is an immensely hairy thing, but having to come up with new approaches to PKI is nowhere near as bad as losing encryption altogether.



  34. Technical Giboss on November 8, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Feminist movement is here



  35. Rakibul hossain on November 8, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    How come the teen never heard of the word "quantum" ever?Didn’t she watch marvel movies?



  36. Michael Marzolf on November 8, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    does it run Quake?



  37. Kabi Sing on November 8, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    She is good looking



  38. Alex Mel on November 8, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Google has entered the chat



  39. MGBillionaire on November 8, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Skynet



  40. Mad Artz Graphics on November 8, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    *Fixed a broken computer*
    Me: I’m a fuck1n’ god.
    Quantum Computer: Hi!



  41. Moshe Delerb on November 8, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Love how the undergrad student answers questions while the grad student asks them



  42. Vishal Vengurlekar on November 8, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    The grad student looks like he doesnt feel pain or pleasure..



  43. Ammar Ibrahim on November 8, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    This graduate guy is something…



  44. jcyrm on November 8, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Steve is high asf broooo



  45. keyboy1225 on November 8, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    I can’t explain anything to a teen who cant even spin a penny



  46. The Hash Slinging Slasher on November 8, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Isn’t quantum physics still a theory?



  47. Austin Behel on November 8, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    1. Lol whateves
    2. I’m wanting to impress friends
    3. I’m smart and the world is my oyster
    4. HELP ME
    5. Find your path, you will



  48. Shiva Saket on November 8, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    That grad student guy kinda had look and mannerisms of Mark Zuckerberg



  49. david foxtrot on November 8, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    5:25 Dr Talia is explaining tangled pennies… snaps her fingers… and the table disappears. Dr of physics and MAGIC!!!!



  50. Josh T on November 8, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    This computer will take over the world