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IBM to conduct 'quantum IoT' research in Melbourne

February 11, 2019 / Ry Crozier

IBM Australia’s research arm is set to venture into “quantum IoT”, a field that appears aimed at finding value in big data that would be either too cost prohibitive or intensive for classical computers to handle. The vendor revealed the project - and the need for a research scientist, based out of IBM Research’s operations in Melbourne to take it on - earlier this month. It said the project fell “into [the] exciting area of making sense out of large amounts of data stemming from IoT devices and other data sources by using advanced analytics, including quantum computing.” IBM suggested it wanted to find a scientist that could “map classical algorithms” - used to understand and analyse structured and unstructured datasets - “to quantum computers”.