Delta joins forces with IBM to transform airline customer experience

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Delta Air Lines have announced that the global airline is embarking on a multi-year collaborative effort with IBM to explore the potential capabilities of quantum computing to transform customer and employee experiences, the companies said.

Delta joined the IBM Q Network, a community of Fortune 500 companies, startups, academic institutions and research labs working to advance quantum computing and explore practical applications.

Through the IBM Q Hub at NC State University, Delta will have access to the IBM Q Network´s world´s largest fleet of universal hardware quantum computers for commercial use cases and fundamental research, including the recently-announced 53-qubit quantum computer, which has the most qubits of a universal quantum computer available for external access in the industry, to date.