Baidu has unveiled Quantum Leaf, a new cloud-based quantum computing platform at its Baidu World 2020 developer conference.
Quantum computing is the next big evolution of the computing industry. Quantum computing promises to usher in a new era of computing and will upend industries as a result. Cryptography, artificial intelligence and physics are just a few of the fields that will be impacted.
Baidu had previously announced Paddle Quantum, “a quantum machine learning development toolkit based on PaddlePaddle that can help scientists and developers quickly build and train quantum neural network models and provide advanced quantum computing applications.”
Now the company has built on that with the release of Quantum Leaf, “a new cloud-native quantum computing platform named Quantum Leaf. It is used for programming, simulating and executing quantum computers, aimed at providing the quantum programming environment for Quantum infrastructure as a Service (QaaS).”
The news comes as an increasing number of companies are offering cloud-based quantum computing, one of the most recent being Xanadu.