On March 15th, Mr. Freek Jan Frerichs, the Counselor for Innovation, Science and Technology of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in China and his entourage visited SpinQ and exchanged ideas on the innovation climate of quantum technology and artificial intelligence in Shenzhen.
Quantum computers are not intended to be kept at home, because they need to be able to operate in a controlled environment and in very demanding conditions. This means that they require a large space in which to develop their capabilities, as well as an excessively low temperature to function optimally.
The Shenzhen-based company SpinQ is one of the first in the world to offer small quantum computers. Their customers are mostly schools and universities. They are also based in Switzerland and Germany.
We have included SpinQ because they fundamentally show that devices are “real”, “available” and affordable.
A research on "The Evolving Themes of Computing Education Research: Trends, Topic Models, and Emerging Research" conducted by Mikko Apiola from the University of Turku, Sonsoles López-Pernas and Mohammed Saqr from the University of Eastern Finland was recently published on SSRN Electronic Journal, the biggest and acknowledged repository in the world. The researchers followed the PRISMA-S (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analysis) search method to capture and screen the literature of 16,863 articles in the recent decade. The common words in the abstracts and titles of all articles were analyzed to identify the trend of research topics in computing education research (CER).