What are quantum computers?

  • 17/09/2015

Quantum computers – the words probably sent shivers down your spine if you've never been much of a physics fan.

Giant computing conglomerate Intel has just announced they'll invest $50 million over the next 10 years into researching them.

Obviously, they must be good - or so you'd think.

In a nutshell, they're very complicated and very good at solving complicated problems.

It turns out that it's not all that easy to simply explain what a quantum computer is; in fact it's actually quite hard for the average person to understand.

But Auckland University computer science lecturer Paul Ralph tried his best to explain.

Watch the video for the full interview with Paul Ralph