Three Universities in Nigeria, the University of Lagos (UNILAG), the University of Ibadan (UI) and the University of Obahemi Abollo (UAE), Ile-Ife, State of Osun, are among the African universities selected as an exclusive opportunity to access IBM's quantum computers, as the first on the continent.
The organization, revealing this to Tribune Online in a statement by its leader in communications, East and West Africa, Betty Gahnge, said: "IBM is importing Quantum to Africa and will cooperate with 16 universities across the continent to train students and faculty members on the functionalities of this new computer paradigm, equipping future generations with the necessary skills for the next era of technology.
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– University of Lagos; The University of Ibadan and Obafemi Abollo University will have the opportunity to apply for access to IBM's most advanced quantum computer systems and quantum information science teaching and early application research software.
"African universities will have free access to IBM's quantum computer. Although classical calculation has served the public extremely well, many of the world's greatest mysteries and potentially the greatest opportunities remain out of the reach of standard computers. To keep pace with progress, we need to increase the classic approach with a new platform that follows its own set of rules. It's called a quantum calculation. "