Xofia is a start-up based in Houston that combines artificial intelligence with quantum-based algorithms to implement problem-solving strategies to create a futuristic platform for the enterprise. Engaging Atos' QLaaS model, Xofia's research and development team will access a remote Atos Quantum Learning Machine, a stand-alone appliance that provides access to an evolutive quantum programming environment and simulates the behaviour of any kind of quantum computing technology. Atos will also support Xofia's efforts by providing quantum consulting, training and system administration services.
"Our collaboration with Xofia is part of our strategy to support a large ecosystem of startups in the quantum computing field. With Xofia we will help create quantum-powered AI solutions that have scalability, high performance and the ultimate power of simulation that is needed to solve future Big Data challenges that are inevitable within the enterprise", stated Ludovic Sauvage, Head of Big Data, High Performance and Quantum Computing, Atos North America.
"Xofia and Atos are fostering the development of quantum software, and our work aims to provide the enterprise with insights, value and a competitive advantage", stated Carlos Sanmiguel, Lead Visionary, Xofia.
Xofia's quantum-based algorithms already support two main use cases for which Atos' QLaaS will aid: