Quantum Computing Meets AI: Concepts and Use Cases
Presented by SGInnovate and Centre for Quantum Technologies
What is a quantum computer? What is AI? How can they be combined and what are the use cases?
Quantum technologies and intelligent learning systems are, each on their own, expected to transform society. The first signs are already there in many sectors. Recently, scientists have realised that combining both technologies into an approach known as quantum AI or quantum machine learning may give the computing power to address currently unsolvable problems in big data, medicine, security and finance.
This talk will provide a brief introduction to the basic concepts in both areas – from the notion of quantum entanglement and quantum speed-ups to neural networks and deep learning. It will also cover specific use cases from different industries and describe the ongoing global race between leading IT companies including Google and IBM to construct operational quantum computers implementing quantum AI algorithms.
Date: 6 August 2019, Tuesday
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue: 32 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059911
- Prof Dimitris Angelakis, Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies
4:00pm – 4:30pm: Registration
4:30pm – 5:30pm: Keynote Presentation and Q&A
5:30pm – 6:00pm: Networking
Prof Dimitris Angelakis, Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies
Prof Dimitris Angelakis is a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) in Singapore, leading the Quantum Simulators and Quantum Technologies Group, and a Professor at the Technical University of Crete. He is an experienced research professor known for his works in quantum computation and as a pioneer of quantum simulations with light-matter systems. He completed his PhD in Imperial College in Quantum Optics with Prof Sir P l Knight FRS, and then moved to Cambridge University in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the Centre for Quantum Computing as an independent St Catharine's College Research Fellow. His research has received several awards including two Google Quantum Innovation Awards, the Valerie Myescrough Award from the University of London, and the Quantum Electronics and Photonics PhD Thesis Prize from IOP. His work has appeared in Science, New Scientist, Nature Research Highlights, The Innovation Magazine, Physics World, CNN and SKY among others. He is serving in different academic and national science advisory bodies including the European National Quantum Network of the EU Flagship Project in Quantum Technologies and is leading the Greek National Flagship on Quantum Technologies. In parallel to his academic work, he consults for industry, banking and IT sectors about the potential applications of quantum computing in business.