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An Insight Report on Quantum Computing Governance Principles has been just released at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2022 in Davos, Switzerland. The report provides a roadmap and principles for quantum experts, and other high technology experts and leaders, to consider as society ventures into the unknowns of the Quantum Age, specifically during this period of the dawn of Quantum Computing.

The ground-breaking report includes contributions from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Associate Professor Terrill Frantz.

 About HU’s contributions to the report, Frantz recounts “The report started with a series of exploratory- and ethics- related workshops early last year. The global team all first came to grips that quantum computing is coming very fast, it will be disruptive, and we’re not anywhere near prepared for managing it. Since then, the global group of quantum experts – happily including HU – worked through the foreseeable and the unknowns to begin to carve out some guiding principles for leader to consider at present.”

 Frantz adds, “HU’s participation in this process and our contributions to this report are just further evidence of the University’s profound leadership role in the global quantum ecosystem. In just three years, HU has established itself as ‘the’ solid leader in quantum technologies in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania. We have a rapidly growing footprint in quantum computing globally and this is gradually positioning our State, region, university, and our HU students to benefit in this exposure in very productive ways.”

The press release announcing the publication of the report by the WEF can be found here [https://www.weforum.org/press/2022/01/first-quantum-computing-guidelines-launched-as-investment-booms/] and the report is available for free online [https://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Quantum_Computing_2022.pdf].

The World Economic Forum (WEF) engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. Moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does. See [https://www.weforum.org/about/world-economic-forum]

For more about the quantum technologies work at HU, see https://harrisburgU.edu/quantum

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