Quantum computing stands to revolutionize industries from medicine to energy and beyond, but setting up such systems can be complicated and costly. IonQ is addressing that problem by offering clients access to quantum computing as a service, compatible with existing cloud providers. It’s currently working on research with partners like Goldman Sachs and GE Research, and in October the company, under CEO Peter Chapman, became the world’s first publicly traded quantum-computing firm via a $2 billion IPO.
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