Seth Lloyd visited the Quantum AI Lab at Google LA to give a tech talk on “Quantum Machine Learning.” This talk took place on January 29, 2014.

Speaker Info:

Seth Lloyd is one of pioneers in the quantum information science with several seminal contributions to quantum computing, quantum communication, and quantum control. He developed the first quantum algorithms for efficient simulation of many-body systems at the quantum scale. He has also introduced the first realizable model for quantum computation and is working with a variety of groups to construct and operate quantum computers and quantum communication systems. Dr. Lloyd is the author of over a hundred and fifty scientific papers, and of `Programming the Universe,’ (Knopf, 2004). He is currently professor of quantum-mechanical engineering at MIT.

Abstract:

Machine learning algorithms find patterns in big data sets. This talk presents quantum machine learning algorithms that give exponential speed-ups over their best existing classical counterparts. The algorithms work by mapping the data set into a quantum state (big quantum data) that contains the data in quantum superposition. Quantum coherence is then used to reveal patterns in the data. The quantum algorithms scale as the logarithm of the size of the database.

26:10

“I hope everybody is hearing these questions. These are all extreamly

important questions.”

I am crying inside right now.

I wonder what the microphone in the middle is for…. :p

thank you 🙂 thanks for teaching!

“Seth Lloyd visited the Quantum AI Lab at Google LA” //Quantum AI labs are

so trendy these days.

After Seth mentions the footnote from the 1929 paper, about alpha²+beta² =

1, thinking about complex numbers, it comes to mind that he is actually

talking about the unit circle. As the total probability is always 1 or

100%, the radius of the complex number representing the total probability

of the qubit being 0 or 1 needs to be 1, hence the unit circle, hence the

quadratic members.

These silent question-pauses are making me nutts.. Wish Google would bother

with microphones or at least texting the questions into their videos.

It would seem we have moved to mapping interference patterns

as Quantum Symphonies. representing Complex Systems.

Lol, it’s like hearing 42 over and over again. We get the answers, but not

the questions.

missed all the questions

Very interesting talk, too bad you couldn’t hear the questions.

“I’ll address this in a bit.” -SL

Summary at 57:33

2:18

All I want to know is d wave full of shit or not

If he only could cut down on the jokes.

Mother fucker laughs like Poindexta from Revenge of the Nerds

Next time,

Google Hangouts should….21dWill

Be evolved

So that other’s may attack this data

– He considers himself a quantum mechanic.

– Your quanta are broken, we fix them.

The guy is fantastic :)

Pretty sure at 58:35 and 58:37 he is saying “Graphene” not “Graphing”

this guy might be a genius but he has the most annoying laugh I’ve ever

heard

love his laugh…makes him sound like the mad scientist..lol

how lissom this is :)

been watching all this guy’s videos, must be the funniest quantum physicist

out there, cracks me up every time. The bit about the remainder of the

audience having both studied and not studied quantum physics and

understanding it intuitively had me on the floor.

Anyone noticed that while lecturing, he at the same time managed to project

himself sitting in the third row? Awesome guy!

Haha. QM is based on an equation that “Nobody Knows”? I think I’ll just

move over to polytheism now.

You’d hope Google, of all companies, would bring an electronic whiteboard

for the guy to use, so that it can be projected overhead and shown clearly

in the video. But nope.