Microsoft is accelerating its efforts to make a quantum computer as it looks to a future of computing beyond today’s PCs and servers.
Microsoft has researched quantum computing for more than a decade. Now the company’s goal is to put the theory to work and create actual hardware and software.
To that effect, Microsoft has put Todd Holmdahl — who was involved in the development of Kinect, HoloLens, and Xbox — to lead the effort to create quantum hardware and software. The company has also hired four prominent university professors to contribute to the company’s research.