Quantum Bayesian Networks

March 23, 2009

Desperately Trying to Impress the Templeton Foundation

Filed under: Uncategorized — rrtucci @ 7:11 am

pinochioSelecting a physics research topic that will impress the Templeton Foundation:

“The Universe is a Quantum Computer” already done by Seth Lloyd

“Black holes are quantum computers” Lloyd again

“Plants are quantum computers” Lloyd and Aspuru-Guzik figured that one out.

“Our minds are quantum computers” done by David Deutsch

“Quantum computers can travel backwards in time” Deutsch again

“Quantum computers are conscious (but not classical computers)”, Deutsch again

“The God Particle”, damn you Lederman, for stealing my idea

“God and the New Physics”, Paul Davies, yawn

“The Physics of Immortality (the Omega Point)”, “The Physics of Christianity (how Jesus performed his miracles without violating the laws of physics)”.  done by Frank Tipler, WowWee!

“Human consciousness is a quantum gravity phenomenon”, Sir Roger Penrose got there first

“We have no free will, or else electrons would have free will”, says John H. Conway. No way!

“A mathematical proof that we live in a multiverse”, rigorously proved by Max Tegmark

“The theory of everything is anthropic” Susskind, go blow yourself

“Writing essays about Bell’s Inequalities for 40 years makes you a deeply spiritual person”, d’Espagnat’s shtick

“Bayes rule can be used to prove the existence of God”, old hat, done by Reverend Bayes.

“Bayesian networks can be used to prove the existence of God”, Hmm.

“Quantum Bayesian Networks can be used to prove the existence of God…exponentially faster than with classical computers” not bad!

March 13, 2009

Fundamental Advance in Quantum Computer Languages

Filed under: Uncategorized — rrtucci @ 7:19 am

A news clip from “The Register” (a British newspaper):

U.K.- Some boffins from Oxford University have just published a paper in Nature magazine describing a new quantum computer programming language called QubitPOX (Qubit Programming at Oxford). Academic experts in the field unanimously agree that this new language represents a tremendous improvement over simple quantum circuits because it uses deep principles from Category Theory. In the new language, a CNOT is represented by the elegant statement:

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Even better, the totally opaque quantum circuit for a 2-qubit quantum Fourier transform is denoted by the beautifully intuitive statement:

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Heretofore, those who wanted to learn how to program a quantum computer using the old fuddy duddy method of quantum circuits were faced with a very steep learning curve. QubitPOX promises to change all that. According to Oxford Prof. Bob Coecke, the only prerequisites for understanding it are kindergarten level maths. Here is an introduction to it in pdf format (just 1099 pages).

Simon Gay, an authority in the quantum field, said “We are as pleased as Punch with our new language. Hip, hip, hooray for Oxford!”.

March 3, 2009

Bayesian Networks in the UK

Filed under: Uncategorized — rrtucci @ 5:43 am

Mike Lynch, Autonomy CEO. Doesn't this guy look frighteningly smart, in a Lex Luthor, Professor Moriarty, Macavity kind of way? I rest my case.

Software with a Funny Accent. Autonomy Corporation is UK’s largest software company (market capitalization of $4Bn). It was founded in 1996 by Mike Lynch (E.E. Ph.D.), billionaire entrepreneur called by the Sunday Times the nearest thing Britain has to Bill Gates. Autonomy’s Bayesian search engines outperform their Google and Microsoft counterparts in certain markets such as lucrative legal and corporate searches. They read data in hundreds of formats (including text, visual and sound ones) and try to connect and interpret it.

Check out this interesting blog post on Autonomy:
Oh Where, Oh Where Has Autonomy Gone?
By Ashlee Vance
(appeared in “Bits” blog of New York Times, on November 26, 2008)

“Macavity: The Mystery Cat”
a poem by T.S. Eliot

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