In collaboration with the World Bank, the Linux Foundation, a charity that fosters widespread innovation via open source, has launched a brand-new, free online training program called ‘Fundamentals of Quantum Computing.’ The course explains the potential applications of quantum computing for sophisticated decision-making that go much beyond what is currently possible with computers. It also discusses the consequences for technology, policy, and business as the field develops.
Quantum computing involves using quantum theories to perform complex computations. As it becomes more accessible, the technology, which has been under development for decades, is anticipated to transform computing.
The new course launched by the Linux Foundation and the World Bank can be finished in around three hours and is open to everyone. Leaders in the public sector, Chief Information Officers (CIOs), and technology teams in charge of planning, designing, developing, and deploying public service delivery infrastructures and platforms will be particularly interested in it. Learners should have a basic understanding of how computers work as well as how on-premises and cloud computing are currently used.
The principles of quantum computing are covered throughout the course, along with any prospective technical repercussions. It addresses existing quantum computing capabilities, use cases, and potential future applications while highlighting security benefits and risks, particularly those related to secure communication and encryption. It also dispels some misconceptions about quantum computing by describing what it is right now and why it’s a fascinating and crucial topic to comprehend.
Registration for Fundamentals of Quantum Computing would be fast and cost-free. U can register here. Both the OLC of the World Bank Group and the Linux Foundation Training Platform offer access to the course.
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The Linux Foundation has been providing access to online training and education since 2014 and offers a full course catalog across a dozen categories with 100+ course offerings to meet a growing demand around the world.
In addition, the Open Learning Campus (OLC) of the World Bank Group would help accelerate development solutions by turning global knowledge into “useful” learning. Over 4 million customers in 190 countries have received 5000 learning products since it launched in 2015. The dual objectives of the World Bank Group – ending poverty and fostering shared prosperity – would be furthered by this.
“Quantum computing has the potential to impact various sectors, including financial services, healthcare, agriculture and logistics, in addition to changing the way we architect cybersecurity. Given its potential impact, it is important to develop foundational knowledge of this new technology as it develops, to understand its implications for our skills, systems and technological governance,” said Sheila Jagannathan, head of the Open Learning Campus at the World Bank. “As part of the Bank Group’s ongoing efforts to support Government Chief Information Officers, government technology teams, advisors, and policymakers considering and preparing for the practical aspects of digital transformation in emerging economies, we have worked with Linux Foundation to develop this course on Quantum Computing fundamentals. This is part of a broader initiative to learn from our advanced digital partners, including the Republic of Korea, on the current and future impact of emerging technologies.”
Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation and its projects are supported by more than 2,950 members. Linux Foundation projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, ONAP, Hyperledger, RISC-V, and more.
“We are on the cusp of another technological revolution as quantum computing technology matures and enables us to solve problems which are too computationally intensive for traditional computers,” said Clyde Seepersad, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Training & Certification at the Linux Foundation. “Now is the time to start teaching folks around the world about quantum computing in order to ensure that the policy implications are thought through and that the requisite talent pool is nurtured to support this technology as it grows. The World Bank has proven to be a valuable partner in this endeavor, recognizing the need and taking a leadership role in ensuring educational resources are available around quantum computing to everyone.”