So you bought a Sudoku Lotto ticket and now you’re having trouble solving it? Turn to a quantum computer! When D-Wave Systems, Inc. announced that it had created a 16-qubit quantum computer last year, they demonstrated its power in three ways: “searching for molecular structures that match a target molecule, creating a complicated seating plan, and filling in Sudoku puzzles.” (See First “Commercial” Quantum Computer Solves Sudoku Puzzles). According to D-Wave’s website, two months ago they unveiled a 28-qubit model; however, there’s no mention of its game playing skills.
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