Quantum Machine Learning — Dr. Scott Aaronson’s “Read the Fine Print”

TL;DR — The task is to figure out how to look at problems in a way that would fit them into quantum algorithms for speedup. This does not mean that this is simple at all, or possible for all problems, due to caveats that will not give the full anticipated speedup. This is the “fine print” of quantum machine learning. Recently, Dr. Scott Aaronson, a professor at MIT, published an essay about quantum ...

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How secure will our data be in the post-quantum era?

It’s the end of modern cryptography as we know it, and we feel fine. Build your security for the next 50 years. If the speed of processing doubles every two years, make sure your cryptographic systems can’t be brute forced in 50 years. If you use 2048 bit RSA, it will take some quadrillion years to break it. Good enough, right? Quantum computing is about to throw that all on its head, ...

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So, when can I play video games on my quantum computer?

“I’m sorry. My responses are limited. You must ask the right questions.” -Dr. Alfred Lanning, I, Robot Well, maybe you could, one day. But it won’t help you beat your friends at DotA or stream Netflix faster. The things quantum computers can do are so much cooler. A big myth of quantum (a word which is sometimes synonymous with ‘magic’ nowadays) computers is that they bend the rules of space-time to spit out an answer due ...

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