Since the birth of modern computing, progress has been supported by the evolution of an evermore sophisticated layered approach to software. A wide variety of majors and startups are vying to secure their place in the quantum software sector. To understand their plans we have to ask both what is similar and what is different about the quantum software stack. What are the unique quantum challenges?
This overview is taken from a presentation originally delivered at Quantum Business Europe in March 2021.Overview-of-Quantum-Software-DShaw-v1_0o