Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Quantum Computing, like Computer Science and Physics, has some work to do when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion. People from groups that are underrepresented in tech, such as women, Latinx+, Native American+, and Black+, are faced with challenges in their education and careers that their peers in majority groups do not face, from equal access to educational opportunities to clear pathways to senior leadership. Aware of these trends, we are taking active measures to turn things around both in the wider Quantum Information Science community and here at Google.
As Google’s Quantum AI team continues to grow, we have a responsibility to open new pathways and improve access to technical careers for people from underrepresented groups. We are committed to growing our efforts to make this happen.
Background and metrics
Initiatives and opportunities
We are at the beginning of our journey to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion within our team, and we know that we have a long way to go. We recognize that in order to make a difference, we need to partner with academia and the quantum computing industry to identify, nurture, progress, and retain the future quantum workforce. Building a diverse, equitable and inclusive quantum computing team allows us to also build a fair future for all.
Our team is always looking to expand our impact and commitment, from growing existing programs to creating new ones. Our initiatives are a subset of the overall programs at Google aiming to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Through these efforts we hope to bring a diverse range of ideas, perspectives, and experiences to our work in quantum computing. Listed are the specific programs that we are engaging with today in order to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Google Quantum AI team, as well as within the wider quantum community.