Predicting 2036: Improved Error Correction Could Reduce Physical Qubits Requirements

Researchers from Nord Quantique in Quebec, Canada have just published a paper introducing a new error correction approach that could drastically reduce the number of qubits needed for functional quantum computers – from millions of qubits to just hundreds of qubits.

Consider that these kinds of breakthroughs happening in parallel with all of the developments in scaling up quantum hardware, and you’ll understand why I am shaving off a year from my prediction.

Breakthrough in Quantum Error Correction by Nord Quantique