One of my colleagues asked me the other day what I thought the opportunities were for using quantum computing in the biomedical application space. My answer was pretty skeptical. It’s easy to see how AI has paid off for life sciences. Not so on how quantum computing will make a big difference. I’d love to be wrong though. Could quantum computing allow us to predict the trajectory of a viral phenotype accurately? Could we automate rational small-molecule design? How will we use our quantum computers?