Automatic Quantum Computer Programming: A Genetic by Lee Spector

By Lee Spector

Computer technological know-how might be notably remodeled if ongoing efforts to construct large-scale quantum pcs finally prevail and if the homes of those desktops meet confident expectancies. however, desktop scientists nonetheless lack a radical realizing of the ability of quantum computing, and it's not regularly transparent how most sensible to make use of the ability that it really is understood. This problem exists simply because quantum algorithms are tough to understand or even more challenging to write down. regardless of large-scale foreign efforts, just a couple of very important quantum algorithms are documented, leaving many crucial questions on the potential for quantum algorithms unanswered.

These unsolved difficulties are excellent demanding situations for the applying of computerized programming applied sciences. Genetic programming thoughts, particularly, have already produced a number of new quantum algorithms and it really is moderate to anticipate extra discoveries sooner or later. Theses equipment might help researchers to find how extra useful difficulties might be solved utilizing quantum pcs, and they're going to additionally support to lead theoretical paintings on either the ability and bounds of quantum computing.

Automatic Quantum laptop Programming offers an creation to quantum computing for non-physicists, in addition to an creation to genetic programming for non-computer-scientists. The booklet explores numerous ways that genetic programming can help automated quantum laptop programming and provides distinct descriptions of particular options, besides numerous examples in their human-competitive functionality on particular difficulties. resource code for the author’s QGAME quantum desktop simulator is incorporated as an appendix, and tips to extra on-line assets provide the reader with an array of instruments for computerized quantum machine programming.

"I completely loved this ebook. It not just introduces quantum computing, but in addition genetic programming and the author’s unique genetic programming method ‘PushGP’ that's used to adapt the quantum algorithms mentioned in later chapters. The publication is complete, with splendidly transparent illustrations and springs with a Lisp-based quantum simulator application. actually urged for readers attracted to gaining wisdom approximately interesting frontiers of computing device science."

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For use in visualizing quantum computer states one would have to generalize the grayscale tones in some way, as the amplitudes can be complex. One way to do this, which was adopted in an early graphical user interface for QGAME, is to use a "hue, saturation, value" representation for color, mapping the phase of the amphtude to hue and the absolute value to saturation and/or value. 2. Quantum Computer Programming 3. 31 Example: Grover's Database Search Algorithm In this section we present one example in detail, an instance of Grover's database search algorithm (Grover, 1997), in order to clarify some of the ideas presented in this chapter.

Of course, since the initial population is random it is unlikely that any of these individuals will actually be a solution, but these individuals become the starting points for an evolutionary search of the space of candidate solutions. We then assess the fitness of the individuals in the population. The term "fitness" is used here, as in most genetic and evolutionary computation literature, in a sense different from that which it normally has in Genetic and Evolutionary Computation 39 biology: it means the value of an individual relative to one's problemsolving goal.

Diagraming schemes similar to those used for classical circuits have been developed for quantum algorithms and they are used frequently in the literature. We use such "gate array" diagrams to document examples later in this book. One typically draws a horizontal line for each qubit and superimposes gate symbols on the lines, indicating from left to right the sequence of gate applications as the computation proceeds across the page. A labeled box is superimposed on a line to represent the application of a single-qubit gate, and boxes or other symbols that span multiple lines are used to represent multi-qubit gates.

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