John Martinis, Google’s key figure in quantum computing, resigns

John Martinis, a key figure in Google’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, resigned. Martinis said that shortly after the team first verified its quantum superiority experiment a few months ago, he was transferred from a leadership position to an advisory position. Martinis told WIRED that this change led to his disagreement with Hartmut Neven, the long-term head of Google ’s quantum project. Lianwen previously reported that Google researchers published a quantum hegemony paper in the world ’s top journal Nature, titled “Using Programmable Superconducting Processors to Achieve Quantum Hegemony.” Perform calculations that take 10,000 years to complete Summit, today’s most powerful supercomputer, in 20 seconds.