The Future Quantum Workforce: Practical Quantum Computing


Quantum technologies like MRIs have been around since the 1970s and have revolutionized medicine. Quantum computing, on the other hand, keeps promising great results that seem to be approaching glacially slowly. On the other hand, quantum technologies like clocks and sensors may be in our markets, cars, planes, and ships before too long. How is an educator supposed to decide what are the most practical topics to teach to enable students best to enter the quantum workforce with marketable skills?

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  1. Quantum computing holds great long-term promise, but I now know how to cut through the hype and teach essential short-term skills.
  2. Quantum sensors & clocks will become pervasive in the next 10 to 20 years. I know the basic science behind them and which industries they will affect.
  3. Nothing will happen if we can't manufacture the quantum devices we need. I know the engineering and technical topics I need to train my students.


  • Robert Sutor, Vice President and Chief Quantum Advocate, Infleqtion


Robert Sutor, Vice President & Chief Quantum Advocate, Infleqtion

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