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Inside Quantum Technology’s “Inside Scoop:” Quantum-Trained AI

Quantum trained AI could allow for faster data processing and more in-depth analysis for incredibly large data sets.
By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 19 May 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made significant progress in recent years, enabling machines to perform tasks that were once considered beyond their capabilities. However, AI systems still require massive amounts of computing power to learn and process information. This is where quantum computing comes in. With quantum-trained AI, models can analyze larger data sets more thoroughly and efficiently, providing more powerful benefits to many industries. These benefits might range from cybersecurity fraud detection to healthcare drug design.

All in the Data

One of the main challenges in training AI is that it requires processing massive amounts of data. This process is computationally intensive and requires a large amount of processing power. This is where quantum computing comes in. Quantum computing can speed up the training process using quantum algorithms designed for machine learning tasks.

QML and Quantum Algorithms

Quantum machine learning (QML) is an emerging field that combines quantum computing and machine learning. It involves the development of algorithms that can run on quantum computers to perform machine learning tasks. These algorithms leverage the unique properties of qubits to solve problems that are difficult for classical computers. With these algorithms, the quantum-trained AI can begin to process data at a faster and more efficient rate, allowing for the technology as a whole to analyze larger sets of data.

One example of a quantum machine learning algorithm is the quantum support vector machine (QSVM). This algorithm is designed to classify data using a quantum computer. The QSVM algorithm uses quantum algorithms to transform the data into a quantum state, which is then used to classify the data. By classifying the data, the QML algorithm can help create more in-depth models or simulations to be used by many different industries.

Another example of a quantum machine learning algorithm is the quantum neural network (QNN). This algorithm is designed to learn from data using a quantum computer. QNNs are similar to classical neural networks but use quantum gates to process the data. QNNs can speed up the training process for specific machine-learning tasks.

Quantum computing can also optimize the training process for classical machine learning algorithms. This is achieved using quantum-inspired optimization algorithms, such as the quantum annealing algorithm. These algorithms can solve optimization problems much faster than classical optimization algorithms, significantly speeding up the training process for classical machine learning algorithms.

Quantum-Trained AI Creates Faster Solutions

Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize the field of artificial intelligence by providing a speedup in the training process. Quantum machine learning algorithms can solve problems that are difficult for classical computers, and quantum-inspired optimization algorithms can optimize the training process for classical machine learning algorithms. More applications for these quantum-trained AI algorithms will undoubtedly develop as technology advances.

Kenna Hughes-Castleberry is a staff writer at Inside Quantum Technology and the Science Communicator at JILA (a partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder and NIST). Her writing beats include deep tech, quantum computing, and AI. Her work has been featured in Scientific American, Discover Magazine, Ars Technica, and more.

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