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SystemX presents "Enterprise Software to Accelerate the Quantum Revolution"

Enterprise Software to Accelerate the Quantum Revolution
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 4:30pm
Zoom ID: 920 2334 9868; +passcode
Christopher Savoie (Zapata Computing)
Abstract / Description: 

Through the transformative impact of quantum computing, powerful software and algorithms for the next generation of high-performance computing are being developed. These quantum algorithms will provide solutions to some of the world's toughest computational problems, including simulation, optimization, and machine learning applications in chemistry, finance, logistics, pharmaceuticals, engineering, and materials - in short, solve massive, real-world problems that will revolutionize industry and society.

Especially in recent years, we have witnessed a dramatic increase in the amount of investment and progress made in both quantum computing hardware and software architectures. This talk will look at the dramatic developments of the last decade and discuss the various approaches to the application of quantum computing. The goal is to suggest trends of how commercial quantum computing technology will evolve in the coming years and describe how this tremendous processing power could unleash exponential advances for humanity.


Christopher Savoie is the CEO of Zapata Computing, a Harvard spinout quantum computing software and algorithm company funded by The Engine, the venture firm founded by MIT to invest in tough tech. Dr. Savoie is a published scholar in medicine, biochemistry and computer science and his research and business interests over the years have focused on the intersection of machine learning, biology, and chemistry. Dr. Savoie is the original inventor of AAOSA, the A.I.-based natural language interface technology that was used to develop Apple's Siri.

Dr. Savoie has led big data analytics efforts at Nissan and has previously founded and served as CEO of technology companies that have been acquired or exited via IPO. Dr. Savoie is also a licensed attorney and serves as the current Vice-Chairman of the Big Data Committee of the American Bar Association. Savoie is a published legal expert on liability issues surrounding Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Information Security and Data Privacy and has lectured and taught continuing legal education courses on these subjects.