Quantum Bayesian Networks

Famous uses of Bayesian Networks


BBC One drama “Troy: Fall of a City”. From left: David Gyasi as Achilles, Bella Dayne as Helen and Johnny Harris as Agamemnon

For me, Bayesian networks (B nets) unify much of artificial intelligence, and cover things like Causal AI and Quantum Mechanics that no other branch of AI covers nearly as well. Even the field of Neural Nets is a subset of the field of B nets: NNs are merely layered B nets that contain only deterministic nodes. B nets are simply a graphical representation of the chain rule of conditional probabilities. So any concept that includes probability or statistics is included under the topic of B nets.  Hence,  B nets are never going to go out of style.

I like to compare the definitions of B nets and of a Group in Algebra. Both definitions are so simple, yet so productive. I like to say that the definition of a Group (or the definition of a B net) is the definition that launched a thousand deep theorems and useful applications  (The poet Christopher Marlowe said that the face of Helen of Troy was: “the face that launched a thousand ships”) .

In this series of short blog posts, I will aim to convey my enthusiasm and love for B nets. (started this series on May 16, 2020, with the Reinforcement Learning episode)

  1. Reinforcement Learning & Bayesian Networks
  2. Quantopian & Bayesian Networks
  3. Capturing the Golden State Killer & Bayesian Networks
  4. Baby’s first Bayesian Network onesie
  5. Bill Gates, The Richest Man in the World, loves Bayesian Networks
  6. Black Swans & Bayesian Networks
  7. Mark Twain & Bayesian Network Statistics
  8. Nate Silver, Sports Prediction & Bayesian Networks
  9. Marketing & Bayesian Networks
  10. How the Obama Presidential Campaigns Used Uplift Modelling (a subset of Causal Inference) to trounce the Republicans
  11. Medical Diagnosis & Bayesian Networks
  12. Daphne Koller, cofounder of Coursera and Insitro, loves Bayesian Networks
  13. Farming (Hydroponics) & Bayesian Networks
  14. Sports Betting (soccer/football in UK) & Bayesian Networks
  15. Factor Technology Inc., computer steered oil well drilling & Bayesian Networks
  16. Making your Smart Grid **smarter** & Bayesian Networks
  17. Risk Assessment, Fenton/Neil book & Bayesian networks
  18. Recommendation Systems & Bayesian Networks
  19. Quantum Bayesian Network view of hybrid quantum-classical computation
  20. Anomaly Detection (Fraud Detection) & Bayesian Networks
  21. Information Theory (Turbo Codes) & Bayesian Networks
  22. Neural Networks versus Bayesian Networks
  23. Healthcare & Bayesian Networks
  24. The Venture Capitalist Robot & Bayesian Networks
  25. Causal AI & Bayesian Networks
  26. The wisdom of investing pocket change on Causal Inference analysis before making multi-million dollar business decisions
  27. Netflix Bullish About Causal Inference
  28. Famous Business/Economics Guru, Clayton Christensen, big fan of Causal Inference
  29. Transformer Networks used in NLP can be represented graphically as Dynamic Bayesian Networks
  30. Epidemiology & Bayesian Networks
  31. Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and Bayesian Networks
  32. GIT & Bayesian Networks
  33. Coming Soon: Image Processing & Bayesian Networks
  34. Coming Soon: Transportability (aka External Validity) & Bayesian Networks
  35. Coming Soon: Sensor Fusion (in Robotics, Defense, IoT) & Bayesian Networks

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