The quantum race is on and it is geopolitical. The stakes are high and the transition to a quantum future could undermine stability. The Indo-Pacific region is at the heart of this technology race with the US and China at the forefront, but countries such as Australia, India, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan have advanced regional capabilities. For those who fail to win this race there are significant downsides. However, there are opportunities and new approaches to reduce risks.
This specialist panel discussion considered opportunities for greater regional collaboration on quantum that can be sustained for years to come and open opportunities for like-minded countries to leverage each other’s quantum expertise.