On the 1st, a council was established in which telecommunications companies and electric appliance manufacturers participated in order to create a new industry with "quantum" technology, which is expected to be the basis of next-generation information and communication.

The aim is to enhance international competitiveness by collaborating across industry boundaries.

Twenty-four companies, including NTT, Toshiba, and Toyota Motor Corporation, which possess information and communication technology and a large amount of data, participated in the council, which was launched on the 1st.



Quantum technology is expected to be the basis of next-generation information communication by making use of the technology of "quantum computer", which has a computing power far exceeding that of supercomputers, and "quantum cryptography communication", which is said to be indecipherable. I am.

A symposium was also held online on the 1st, introducing that quantum computers can be used to make calculations related to the development of new drugs faster, and that if quantum cryptography can be used in bank payment networks, it may lead to cost reductions. it was done.



Development competition with the United States and China is intensifying in this field, but the council wants to enhance its international competitiveness by collaborating across industry boundaries and working on the development of related systems and human resource development. is.

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