Microsoft Partners With Alphabet to Launch Online Course on Quantum Computing

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The course starts with basic concepts and gradually introduces the interested learners to Microsoft’s Q# language.

Microsoft has teamed up with Google’s parent company Alphabet to teach quantum computer programming through a short online curriculum.

For the online curriculum, Microsoft has partnered with Alphabet’s X and Brilliant platforms, Engadget reported.

The course starts with basic concepts and gradually introduces the interested learners to Microsoft’s Q# language. The course is designed to help people write ‘simple’ quantum algorithms before moving on to truly complicated scenarios.

Learn to build quantum algorithms in a few hours

While it enables the learners to handle everything on the web (including quantum circuit puzzles), there’s a simulator to verify that you’re on the right track, the report said.

It is a short-term course and may take between 16 and 24 hours. Brilliant is offering the first two chapters for free “for a limited time.”

“Our focus is learning how to exploit the laws of quantum mechanics in order to compute. By the end, you’ll know your way around the world of quantum information, have experimented with the ins and outs of quantum circuits, and have written your first 100 lines of quantum code — while remaining blissfully ignorant about detailed quantum physics,” the Microsoft and Alphabet team writes on the Brilliant website.

Brilliant features problems and courses in mathematics, physics, quantitative finance and computer science.