Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) announces that they’ve used the “natively quantum” structure of natural language to open up an entirely new realm of possible applications by translating grammatical sentences into quantum circuits, and then implementing the resulting programs on a quantum computer and actually performing question-answering.
This is the first time that natural language processing has been executed on a quantum computer. Furthermore, by achieving the results without relying on quantum RAM, CQC scientists have created a path to truly applicable quantum advantage within the “NISQ” era. By using CQC’s class-leading and platform-agnostic retargetable compiler t|ket⟩™, these programs were successfully executed on an IBM quantum computer and achieving “meaning-aware” and “grammatically informed” natural language processing.
CQC looks forward to providing further details in the near future including ways to scale the programs so that meaningfully large numbers of sentences can be used on NISQ machines as they themselves scale in quantum volume and using other types of quantum computers.