NASA Shows Off $15-Million Canadian-made Quantum Computer

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has publicly unveiled a $15 million quantum computer.

The machine, made by Vancouver’s D-Wave, was shown off to media during a tour of its Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at its Ames Research Center in California’s Moffett Field.

NASA partnered with Google and Universities Space Research Association to buy the device in 2013.

D-Wave, the first company in the world to sell a quantum computer, was founded in 1999. Among Canada’s most innovative companies, D-Wave has raised nearly $200 million in venture capital funding on its quest to advance quantum computing.