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Dancing with Python

By : Robert S. Sutor
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Dancing with Python

By: Robert S. Sutor

Overview of this book

Dancing with Python helps you learn Python and quantum computing in a practical way. It will help you explore how to work with numbers, strings, collections, iterators, and files. The book goes beyond functions and classes and teaches you to use Python and Qiskit to create gates and circuits for classical and quantum computing. Learn how quantum extends traditional techniques using the Grover Search Algorithm and the code that implements it. Dive into some advanced and widely used applications of Python and revisit strings with more sophisticated tools, such as regular expressions and basic natural language processing (NLP). The final chapters introduce you to data analysis, visualizations, and supervised and unsupervised machine learning. By the end of the book, you will be proficient in programming the latest and most powerful quantum computers, the Pythonic way.
Table of Contents (29 chapters)
Part I: Getting to Know Python
PART II: Algorithms and Circuits
PART III: Advanced Features and Libraries
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Appendix F: Production Notes

15.9 Quantum machine learning

As I write this, “quantum machine learning” is in the early stages of theory, research, and development. Why are we interested in techniques connecting quantum computing and AI?

As we have seen in this chapter, machine learning involves significant mathematical computation. We believe that when quantum computers get large and powerful enough, they may perform some essential AI calculations much faster than we can now.

Next, we double the dimension of our quantum computational space every time we add a qubit because of entanglement. If we have 10 qubits, the dimension of the space in which the quantum states reside is 210 = 1,024. With 64 qubits, the dimension is 265 = 18,446,744,073,709,551,616, or eighteen quintillion, four hundred forty-six quadrillion, seven hundred forty-four trillion, seventy-three billion, seven hundred nine million, five hundred ...