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Re: Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
« Reply #40 on: 02/05/2017 10:08 AM »
There is some kind of subtext that I'm missing......

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Re: Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
« Reply #41 on: 02/06/2017 11:51 AM »
Well that comic strip wasn't condescending at all!!!

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Re: Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
« Reply #42 on: 02/07/2017 09:32 PM »
There is some kind of subtext that I'm missing......
I follow Aaronson's blog and read his book "Quantum Computing Since Democritus" and it was all old news to me.
(The technical content of the comic is a TL;DR summary of his book).



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Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
« Reply #43 on: 02/07/2017 09:54 PM »
There is some kind of subtext that I'm missing......
I follow Aaronson's blog and read his book "Quantum Computing Since Democritus" and it was all old news to me.
(The technical content of the comic is a TL;DR summary of his book).

Well if his book is written like that cartoon then it sounds one to avoid. I mean what was all that nonsense trying to compare it to the birds & bees type talk.
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Re: Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
« Reply #44 on: 02/07/2017 10:41 PM »
Well if his book is written like that cartoon then it sounds one to avoid.
It's not. 
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I mean what was all that nonsense trying to compare it to the birds & bees type talk.
So my reading is that the framing was an attempt to say:

"Quantum physics attracts crackpots with weird interpretations unsupported by science.   Learning about quantum computing from crackpots is like learning about sex from pornographers."


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Re: Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
« Reply #45 on: 02/07/2017 10:46 PM »
Well if his book is written like that cartoon then it sounds one to avoid.
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I mean what was all that nonsense trying to compare it to the birds & bees type talk.
So my reading is that the framing was an attempt to say:

"Quantum physics attracts crackpots with weird interpretations unsupported by science.   Learning about quantum computing from crackpots is like learning about sex from pornographers."

But why even try framing it like that. Maybe I am not the target audience but I just found it distracting.

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Re: Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
« Reply #46 on: 02/08/2017 01:08 AM »
Well if his book is written like that cartoon then it sounds one to avoid.
It's not. 
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I mean what was all that nonsense trying to compare it to the birds & bees type talk.
So my reading is that the framing was an attempt to say:

"Quantum physics attracts crackpots with weird interpretations unsupported by science.   Learning about quantum computing from crackpots is like learning about sex from pornographers."

But why even try framing it like that. Maybe I am not the target audience but I just found it distracting.
You could ask Scott yourself here: http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=3058

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Re: Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
« Reply #47 on: 03/02/2017 06:39 AM »
Really need to change the title of this thread with this announcement on DNA computing.

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/scientists-reveal-new-super-fast-form-of-computer-that-grows-as-it-computes

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Re: Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
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Re: Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
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Re: Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
« Reply #50 on: 07/04/2017 09:25 AM »
Record-breaking 45-qubit quantum computing simulation run at NERSC

https://m.phys.org/news/2017-07-record-breaking-qubit-quantum-simulation-nersc.html

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Quantum Computing & Artificial Intelligence
« Reply #51 on: 10/18/2017 10:06 PM »
AlphaGo Zero: Learning from scratch

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Artificial intelligence research has made rapid progress in a wide variety of domains from speech recognition and image classification to genomics and drug discovery. In many cases, these are specialist systems that leverage enormous amounts of human expertise and data.

https://deepmind.com/blog/alphago-zero-learning-scratch/

Here’s the relevant paper.

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A long-standing goal of artificial intelligence is an algorithm that learns, tabula rasa, superhuman proficiency in challenging domains. Recently, AlphaGo became the first program to defeat a world champion in the game of Go. The tree search in AlphaGo evaluated positions and selected moves using deep neural networks. These neural networks were trained by supervised learning from human expert moves, and by reinforcement learning from self-play. Here we introduce an algorithm based solely on reinforcement learning, without human data, guidance or domain knowledge beyond game rules. AlphaGo becomes its own teacher: a neural network is trained to predict AlphaGo’s own move selections and also the winner of AlphaGo’s games. This neural network improves the strength of the tree search, resulting in higher quality move selection and stronger self-play in the next iteration. Starting tabula rasa, our new program AlphaGo Zero achieved superhuman performance, winning 100–0 against the previously published, champion-defeating AlphaGo.

https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v550/n7676/full/nature24270.html

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