LG Electronics Joins the IBM Quantum Network

IBM has announced that LG Electronics has joined the IBM Quantum Network to develop applications for the quantum computing industry. By joining the IBM Quantum Network, IBM will provide LG Electronics access to IBM’s quantum computing systems, as well as IBM’s quantum expertise and Qiskit, IBM’s open source quantum information software development toolkit.

LG Electronics aims to explore applications of quantum computing in the industry to support big data, artificial intelligence, connected cars, digital transformation, Internet of Things, and robotics applications – all of which require processing large amounts of data.

With the IBM Quantum, IBM says, LG can take advantage of quantum computing hardware and software and applications as they emerge, according to IBM’s quantum roadmap. By utilizing IBM Quantum technology, LG will provide workforce training for its employees, allowing LG to investigate how potential breakthroughs are applied in its industry.

“We are thrilled to welcome LG Electronics into Korea’s growing quantum computing ecosystem at an exciting time for the region,” said Jay Gambetta, IBM Fellow and Vice President of Quantum Computing at IBM. “The relationship between IBM and LG Electronics will allow LG to explore new types of problems associated with emerging technologies and help enhance Korea’s quantum capabilities.”

At the IBM Quantum Summit in November 2021, IBM recently unveiled a new “Eagle” quantum computing processor with 127 qubits, a huge step forward in IBM’s roadmap to Quantum Advantage.

More than 170 customers, including LG Electronics, Fortune 500 companies, startups, academic institutions, and research laboratories are working with IBM Quantum technology to develop quantum computing and explore practical applications.

For more information on IBM’s quantum computing efforts, visit www.ibm.com/quantum-computing.

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