Google Is Teaching Quantum Physics to Minecraft Addicts

By Will Oremus

Now that Google has a quantum computer and a quantum artificial-intelligence lab, it has to figure out some mind-blowing things to do with it. But that’s probably going to be really hard. So hard, in fact, that a lot of the work will probably fall to future generations of quantum computer scientists.

In the meantime, the lab has come up with a pretty clever way to get kids interested in becoming those future quantum computer scientists: a software package that introduces some concepts from quantum physics into the popular indie computer game Minecraft. From the Quantum A.I. Lab’s …read more


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