Quantum Moves is helping the Danes build a quantum supercomputer0 Comments
A group of Danish scientists have been using the results from a mobile game to help them build a quantum supercomputer, because of humans' innate ability to solve physics problems. The team of researchers at Aarhaus University have been gathering data of how people solve the game's puzzle to hopefully benefit their understanding of moving atoms through a supercomputer.
Quantum Moves is a physics-based puzzler where you have to move a large amount of extremely volatile liquid that is balanced precariously on a single wire. By moving the ends of the wire carefully, it's possible to cause droplets of the liquid to roll across the thin surface towards their destination, a process which current computer software cannot execute with the same efficiency or knowledge of how physics operate.
So far, some of the solutions that people have concocted are much, much better than anything current computers could have fathomed, and may have real hope for causing a technological breakthrough. The scientists believe that this data could help to transfer volatile atoms around inside a quantum computer, since the process is virtually the same as moving the liquid across the wire.
Now if only playing Fallout 4 would actually contribute to our preparedness for an eventual nuclear apocalypse, everything would be gravy.