By rethinking the way quantum algorithms are designed today and the methods used to teach quantum computation, a small startup has developed a fully visual and gamified method to learn quantum physics and design quantum computing algorithms.
The learning method proposed by Quark Interactive replaces Dirac’s bra-ket notation and linear algebra used today, with a fun and visual puzzle-building approach to be used in learning or discovering new quantum algorithms. This new method is capable of faithfully representing algorithm building using the universal quantum gate model framework.
One of the biggest challenges in the industry today is training the new generation of cross disciplinary learners to become quantum computing savvy. Quarks Interactive aims towards simplifying the background needed by the learner to discover quantum algorithms, specifically by removing the entry barrier of a relatively high level of mathematics. Thus, the learning process becomes fun and engaging.
The software made by the young startup has been tested in schools through the Innovate UK BB/T018666/1 grant and is further refined through this grant to become suitable for teaching the foundations of quantum computing to children of ages 12 and above.
The visual learning platform is to be made available starting late October 2020 on their website https://quarksinteractive.com/.
For those interested in learning more about the entire Quarks Interactive mission and the way they plan to tackle it, here’s their presentation at the August 2020 IEEE Quantum Education Workshop.
Besides the learning platform, the company is also working on releasing a video game that engages with quantum philosophy and ethics.
This video below shows bits of the video game story (available here as well https://youtu.be/zJ8ErfsRrIo).