Quantum Bayesian Networks

December 5, 2017

The Toronto Quantum Meetup Supremos invite you to their next Meetup on Bill Gates and Bayesian networks

Filed under: Uncategorized — rrtucci @ 4:30 pm

The Toronto Quantum computing Meetup is the largest meetup in the world dedicated to quantum computing, so we claim the title of Quantum Meetup Supremacy, at least for now. (currently we have 873 Supremos as members. The second biggest club is in Austin with a paltry 630 Fajitas members)

We cordially invite you to our next meeting on Dec 15 . This meeting will start by addressing the burning question: “Was Bill Gates lying to the American people when he stated to the press that he doesn’t understand quantum computing?”. This question has cruelly split the American nation along party lines.

Consider the evidence:

  • Here are the beginning lines of an Oct 1996 article in the Los Angeles Times

    When Microsoft Senior Vice President Steve Ballmer first heard his company was planning to make a huge investment in an Internet service offering movie reviews and local entertainment information in major cities across the nation, he went to Chairman Bill Gates with his concerns.

    After all, Ballmer has billions of dollars of his own money in Microsoft stock, and entertainment isn’t exactly the company’s strong point.

    But Gates dismissed such reservations. Microsoft’s competitive advantage, he responded, was its expertise in “Bayesian networks.”

    Asked recently when computers would finally begin to understand human speech, Gates began discussing the critical role of “Bayesian” systems.

    Ask any other software executive about anything “Bayesian” and you’re liable to get a blank stare.

    Is Gates onto something? Is this alien-sounding technology Microsoft’s new secret weapon?

    Quite possibly.

  • But here are the beginning lines of a Nov 2017 article in MSN.com

    Bill Gates doesn’t completely understand quantum computing, the Microsoft Corp. co-founder and verified computer whiz told the Wall Street Journal Monday.

    “I know a lot of physics and a lot of math. But the one place where they put up slides and it is hieroglyphics, it’s quantum,” Gates said.

The host of the meeting, Henning Dekant, CEO of the company artiste-qb.net that I work for, will try to argue that Bill Gates is wrong. If only Gates realized that quantum computing languages can be written very intuitively as Bayesian Networks, the scales would fall from his eyes and he would recognize that the countenance of Quantum Computing is the same as that of his old love, Bayesian Networks.

Jesting aside, Henning will also speak about artiste-qb.net’s ongoing work to use quantum bayesian networks in quantum computing.

Mr. Gates, I never met Steve Jobs but I read his fricking biography, and you, Mr. Gates, are no Steve Jobs, sir!

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2 Comments »

  1. Then again Steve Jobs is dead šŸ˜‰

    And I really must admit that I admire the Gates Foundation work.

    Comment by Quax — December 6, 2017 @ 4:48 am

  2. I am just trying to be funny, two people are never the same so it’s a tautology trying to sound insulting.

    Comment by rrtucci — December 6, 2017 @ 5:22 am


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