Quantum Bayesian Networks

July 16, 2014

Gate Model and D-Wave Quantum Computers Go Mano a Mano Over Machine Learning

Filed under: Uncategorized — rrtucci @ 4:24 am

Check out the following exciting new paper

Bayesian Network Structure Learning Using Quantum Annealing,
by Bryan A. O’Gorman, Alejandro Perdomo-Ortiz, Ryan Babbush, Alan Aspuru-Guzik and Vadim Smelyanskiy
http://arxiv.org/abs/1407.3897

I haven’t read it yet but I like very much the idea behind it.

The authors have been honest and cited my paper proposing doing the same thing (learning the structure of a classical Bayesian Network) but using a different kind of quantum computer. Whereas my paper is for doing this using a gate model QC, theirs is for doing it using a quantum annealer (viz. D-Wave).

Wouldn’t it be great if a horse race were to ensue between the quantum gaters and quantum annealers to see who can do B net learning better!!! A gauntlet has been thrown down. Yikes, I say. Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.

1 Comment »

  1. You see Bob, you could very well have a good future with this company, i.e. D-Wave! If I were you, I would write Geordie & negotiate with him the terms of a fulltime employment, salary, benefits, pensions….etc. If they hire you, you could very well end up heading the “Software Division” with some 50 people working for you!!. That would be a pretty good job! Seriously, think about it. The only “drawback” is that you may have to move to Vancouver and become a “wimpy Canadian in residence”! But that’s a small price to pay for a good, steady and well-paid job!. Wish you the best of luck.

    Comment by Sol Warda — July 16, 2014 @ 1:58 pm


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