Scott Amyx Keynoting on Quantum Computing for IoT at M2M/IoT Forum in Vienna


Scott Amyx discusses how quantum computing could help address some of the major obstacles in the Internet of Things.

According to the World Economic Forum, some of the obstacles include:

  • Security, perhaps the biggest issue that we face in IoT
  • Integrating with legacy infrastructure
  • Privacy
  • The cost of investment
  • Perception of risks from the unknown
  • Interoperability

Other IoT Challenges

Issues with security, encryption as well as handling the addressing & identifying devices by IP to the need for higher computational power to handle the volume of data and the complexity of optimization problems.

Quantum Mechanics

Before we can address how quantum computing might be able to help solve some of these challenges plaguing IoT, we first need to get better acquainted with the fundamentals of quantum physics and quantum computing.

Quantum mechanics is a branch of physics which is the fundamental theory of nature at small scales and low energies of atoms and subatomic particles. Classical physics, the physics existing before quantum mechanics, derives from quantum mechanics as an approximation valid only at large (macroscopic) scales. Quantum mechanics differ from classical physics in that energy, momentum and other quantities are often restricted to discrete values (quantization), objects have characteristics of both particles and waves (wave-particle duality), and there are limits to the precision with which quantities can be known (Uncertainty principle)…

Watch the video: