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Thursday, October 04, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
East Bridge 201 (Richard P. Feynman Lecture Hall)

Physics Research Conference

What to do with a Near Term Quantum Computer
Edward Farhi, Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Physics, Emeritus, Google/MIT,
In the next few years we will have hardware with tens or maybe hundreds of qubits which can be used to explore quantum algorithms. I will discuss ideas for what algorithms to run on these pre-error corrected devices. In particular I will focus on the Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm and setups for Quantum Machine Learning. I will advocate trying things on quantum devices without proof in advance that they will ultimately outperform classical algorithms.
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