Free Quantum Computing Training Course Launched by Linux Foundation and World Bank

Fundamentals of Quantum Computing discusses the fundamentals of quantum computing, highlighting the potential technological disruptions it brings

SAN FRANCISCO, August 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Linux Foundationthe non-profit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, released a new free online training course, Fundamentals of Quantum Computing, in partnership with the World Bank. The course provides an understanding of how quantum computing could be used for complex decision making far beyond current computing capabilities, as well as an understanding of the technological, government, and industrial implications as the technology matures.

Quantum computing is the use of quantum theories to perform complex calculations. The technology has been in development for decades and is expected to revolutionize computing as it becomes more widely available.

The Linux Foundation has been providing access to online training and education since 2014 and offers a comprehensive catalog of courses in a dozen categories with over 100 course offerings to meet growing demand around the world. At the same time, the World Bank Group’s Open Learning Campus (OLC) serves to accelerate development solutions by transforming global knowledge into actionable learning. Since its inception in 2015, it has provided 5,000 training offers to more than 4 million customers in 190 countries. This helps achieve the World Bank Group’s twin goals of eradicating poverty and building shared prosperity.

“Quantum computing has the potential to impact various industries, including financial services, healthcare, agriculture and logistics, in addition to changing the way we think about cybersecurity. Given its potential impact, it is important to build foundational knowledge about this new technology as it develops, to understand its implications for our skills, systems and technology 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 policy makers contemplating and preparing for the practicalities of digital transformation in emerging economies , we’ve worked with the Linux Foundation to develop this course on Quantum Computing Fundamentals. It’s part of a larger initiative to learn from our advanced digital partners, including the Republic of Korea, about the current impact and future of emerging technologies.”

The new course lasts about three hours, making it accessible to everyone. It will be of particular interest to public sector leaders, chief information officers (CIOs) and technology teams responsible for planning, designing, developing and deploying public service delivery infrastructure and platforms and ‘Digital Economy. Learners should be generally familiar with how computers work and the current use of on-premises and cloud computing.

The course discusses the fundamentals of quantum computing, highlighting the potential technological disruptions it brings. It discusses current quantum computing capabilities, current use cases, as well as potential future applications, while emphasizing security benefits and dangers, particularly in secure communication and of encryption. It also dispels some of the myths surrounding quantum computing, explaining what it is today, as well as why it is such an exciting and essential technology to understand and adopt.

“We are on the cusp of another technological revolution as quantum computing technology matures and allows us to solve problems too computationally intensive for traditional computers,” said Clyde Seepersad, SVP and Managing Director of Training and Certification at the Linux Foundation. “Now is the time to start teaching quantum computing to people around the world to ensure the policy implications are well thought out and the required talent pool is nurtured to support this technology as it develops. The World Bank has proven to be a valuable partner in this endeavor, recognizing the need and taking a leadership role in ensuring that educational resources around quantum computing are available to all.”

Fundamentals of Quantum Computing is available for immediate and free registration. The course is accessible on both the World Bank Group’s OLC and the Linux Foundation training platform.

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