Quantum Machine Learning in context: What is a quantum algorithm anyway?


In the rush to add the word _quantum_ to everything from batteries to banking, Quantum machine learning has entered the fray. A perfect combination of buzzwords that will get all of the funding....right? In this talk I want to look at quantum algorithms and what actually constitutes programming a quantum computer. With this context, we can look at what machine learning tasks are being explored for possible speedups with quantum computing.

Speaker bio: Dr. Sarah Kaiser is a Research Engineer at Pensar Develop working on developing cutting edge technology. She has a PhD in Physics specializing in quantum information where she melted things with lasers and prototyped quantum encryption satellites. In her spare time she writes books about engineering and machine learning for babies and laser cutting all the things.