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    Amazon Joins Quest for Quantum Computing

    Yesterday the tech giant's cloud computing platform, Amazon Web Services, unveiled tools that will allow select researchers to build and test quantum algorithms. Amazon Braket follows similar — but more advanced — steps by IBM and Google, which have developed prototype quantum processors they hope will offer unmatched power and speed to revolutionize everything from financial markets to electric cars.

    Are we close to the quantum age? While researchers have been exploring quantum technology for almost a decade, experts say we're still far from applying it to everyday tasks.

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