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Quantum Computers Could Help Search Engines Keep Up With the Internet's Growth
June 12, 2012
With the web constantly expanding, researchers at the University of Southern California have proposed--and demonstrated the feasibility of--using quantum computers to speed up the processing of Google's page ranking algorithm.
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