September 26, 2022

AlphaZero learns to control quantum computers

AlphaZero learns to control quantum computers

AlphaZero is well known for having beaten, by using AI, the best human players and the best chess programs built on human expertise. Now a research group at Aarhus University in Denmark has used the very same algorithm to control a quantum computer.

The research group has, via computer simulations, demonstrated the broad applicability by applying AlphaZero on three different control problems that could each potentially be used in a quantum computer. Their work was recently published in Nature Quantum Information.

The team achieved the best results when they combined AlphaZero with a specialized quantum optimization algorithm. (Phys.org)

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