Alex Altland and Tommaso Calarco were guests in WDR5 Quarks – Wissenschaft und mehr on March 30 where they explained the principle of quantum computer and elaborated on current challenges in research and development. In a quite straight-forward statement (00:25 onward), Tommaso emphasizes the importance of striking the balance between convincing the public of the importance of ongoing research in such a future technology and avoiding making empty promises for future applications.

The interview which also included Andreas Wallraff (ETH Zürich) was made by WDR Quarks journalist Sophie Stigler who won this year’s Journalistenpreis Informatik acknowledging her high-quality reporting on information technology topics.

Further interviews given by ML4Q members: