How Merck works with Seeqc to cut through quantum computing hype

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When it comes to grappling with the future of quantum computing, enterprises are scrambling to figure just how seriously they should take this new computing architecture. Many executives are trapped between the anxiety of missing the next wave of innovation and the fear of being played for suckers by people overhyping quantum’s revolutionary potential. That’s why the approach to quantum by pharmaceutical giant Merck offers a clear-eyed roadmap for other enterprises to follow.

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Former Merck Exec joins Flagship Pioneering to Helm its AI startup ‘Generate Biomedicines’

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Michael T. Nally became the latest Merck executive to join Flagship Pioneering, taking the reins of its machine learning protein therapy company Generate Biomedicines. Nally was an executive vice present and chief marketing officer for Merck’s Human Health branch, and at one time was under consideration to replace its CEO and executive chairman Kenneth Frazier, who is retiring this year.

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