Quantum computing and its derivative technologies have the potential to perform traditionally difficult large-scale computations, which will lead to the creation of new business methods in various industries.
NTT DATA's Quantum Computer/Next-Generation Architecture Lab Service supports proof-of-concepts (PoCs) to create these new businesses in a wide range of fields, including manufacturing, finance, logistics, and chemicals.
To give one example, NTT DATA, NTT, and Komi Hakko Corp. have started joint experiments on the instantaneous and automatic synthesis of scents. Komi Hakko has a proprietary technology for describing all the information on scents that humans perceive as digital data. With quantitative scent data, it may be possible to automate the scent formulation process, which was previously performed by experts using their actual noses. However, scent data is exceedingly complex, and can frequently change over time: some scents are perceived immediately, while others linger in the air, creating many factors that need to be considered. Therefore, the data analysis process for prototyping and evaluating this technology was extremely time-consuming. NTT DATA is improving its calculation technology to perform the analysis instantaneously using NTT's LASOLV coherent Ising machine.
The efforts of our Quantum Computer/Next-Generation Architecture Lab Service are both domestic and global in scope, helping our clients grow their businesses in innovative ways by optimizing, streamlining, automating, and scheduling across all industries.