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Alphabet (Google) spins out its 6-year old quantum tech group, Sandbox AQ

Sandbox AQ terms itself as a Software-as-a-service (SaaS) based enterprise that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) + Quantum technology to solve global issues in cybersecurity, healthcare energy, and more. Formerly, a part of Alphabet (Google), the California-based company has now emerged as an independent firm. Here, AQ represents AI and Quantum – the two key technologies recognized in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2021.

As Sandbox AQ spins off from Google, Jack Hidary – a successful serial entrepreneur who founded Sandbox in 2016 will remain its CEO even after the spin-off. Jack recently wrote a book on quantum physics “Quantum Computing: An Applied Approach” showcasing his interests and knowledge in quantum computing.

Source: McKinsey

According to a report by Mckinsey, quantum computing is receiving significant investment from both public and private investors. And, Sandbox AQ wants to lead the charge with its quantum-sensing technologies. The firm is already developing commercial products for Government, Telcom, healthcare, computer security, financial services, and more. According to the official website, “For the past five years, the Sandbox AQ team has been developing practical AI and quantum tech solutions that address real-world business, scientific and computational challenges.”

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