Black Opal, Q-CTRL’s First Gamified Coding Platform for Quantum Computers, Now Available


November 18, 2021 – Learning to code on conventional computers may soon pale in comparison to programming quantum computers, which are expected to transform our world by allowing us to solve problems that were previously impossible in everything from medicine to science. chemistry, finance to AI and more.

A close up of Black Opal in use. Credit: Q-CTRL

Just released by the quantum firm Q-CTRL, Black Opal is the first gamified coding platform for quantum computers, which allows:

  • Everyone to learn quantum computing through practical and animated exercises in a few minutes a day
  • Users must complete games on fundamental quantum computing skills and compare their rankings with other users
  • Any user to go from zero knowledge to programming real quantum computers
  • Players earn and collect badges after mastering skills

Quantum computers exploit the behaviors of tiny particles in quantum mechanics to increase computing power far beyond the reach of today’s fastest computers. Tech giants such as IBM, Google and Honeywell along with hundreds of other companies are developing systems, but there is a dearth of “quantum conscious” workers to reach the full potential of the technology. Black Opal was designed to introduce newcomers to the field to address this urgent need to expand the quantum workforce.

A one-year subscription to Black Opal gets over 70% off, from $ 180 to $ 50 through December 31, which includes four additional months of free beta access. Additional details on Black Opal can be found here.


Source: Q-CTRL


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