Quantum Machine Learning : Prospects and Challenges

Iordanis Kerenidis

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**Resume: **

**1.-** Quantum computing is a fundamentally different way of performing computation that can provide much faster solutions for certain tasks compared to classical computing.

**2.-** New algorithmic solutions need to be invented specifically for quantum computers, as it is a very different way of encoding and processing information.

**3.-** Quantum machine learning (QML) is both the most overhyped and underestimated field in quantum computing, with conflicting views on its potential impact.

**4.-** With sufficiently large quantum computers, QML can offer provable theoretical advantages for applications like supervised/unsupervised learning, classification, clustering, recommendation systems, boosting, expectation maximization.

**5.-** Work is being done to reduce the resource requirements of impactful QML algorithms to bring them closer to near-term reality on quantum hardware.

**6.-** QML software and quantum hardware are being developed in parallel, allowing for co-design of hardware architectures tailored for QML applications from the start.

**7.-** Near-term quantum computers will be noisy, but QML may be able to handle this inherent computational noise since classical ML already deals with noisy data.

**8.-** Quantum linear algebra (matrix multiplication, inversion, eigendecomposition, linear systems) is a powerful yet subtle tool that can provide speedups and is used in QML.

**9.-** A simple procedure using quantum states can estimate Euclidean distances between points in time logarithmic in the dimension, enabling fast similarity-based classification if data is efficiently loaded.

**10.-** Quantum procedures for dimensionality reduction (PCA, LDA, SFA) using linear algebra can map data to a lower-dimensional space where classification is more efficient.

**11.-** Singular value estimation is a key quantum primitive that can efficiently estimate eigenvalues of a matrix given access to its eigenvectors, with runtime depending on matrix properties.

**12.-** Singular value estimation enables fast quantum matrix multiplication, inversion, and linear system solvers used for applications like recommendation systems.

**13.-** The quantum recommendation system algorithm gives a theoretical exponential speedup over classical methods, but the quantum-inspired classical algorithm casts doubt on an actual exponential practical advantage.

**14.-** More work is needed to translate theoretical quantum speedups for recommendation systems into real practical speedups; the quantum vs classical verdict has not substantially changed.

**15.-** Various architectures have been proposed for quantum neural networks - parameterized quantum circuits trained to perform classification, mimicking classical neural networks.

**16.-** The main challenge in quantum deep learning is either finding quantum neural network architectures with provable performance guarantees or ways to train classical networks faster using quantum computers.

**17.-** Quantum data loaders are needed to efficiently convert classical data into quantum states that algorithms can process; several hardware and algorithmic approaches are being developed.

**18.-** Recent work shows quantum circuits can prepare quantum states corresponding to classical vectors in logarithmic depth after reading the data once, facilitating QML applications.

**19.-** Quantum algorithms can not only load classical data, but speed up the mapping of data between spaces using linear algebra, which is often a bottleneck.

**20.-** The k-means clustering algorithm can be accelerated using quantum subroutines for distance estimation and centroid updating via linear algebra.

**21.-** Quantum methods have been extended to other unsupervised learning methods like expectation maximization and spectral clustering.

**22.-** Quantum algorithms for reinforcement learning, such as quantum policy iteration using linear systems, are a promising direction as the problems are well-suited to quantum speedups.

**23.-** The key question for QML is not about exponential vs polynomial speedups, but about attaining practical speedups for real-world problem sizes.

**24.-** Complexity comparisons between quantum and classical state-of-the-art ML algorithms show potential for substantial quantum speedups with increasing data dimension, a promising initial sign.

**25.-** Powerful but subtle quantum tools like linear algebra require significant work to understand and apply correctly to QML; more research is needed on promising areas.

**26.-** Focusing on practical quantum solutions to real-world ML problems is crucial; finding early QML applications is challenging but worth pursuing.

**27.-** QML should not be overhyped as a panacea nor underestimated as dead on arrival; putting in the hard research work is necessary for progress.

**28.-** Collaboration between the quantum computing and classical ML communities will be essential for finding practical QML solutions.

**29.-** The speaker, a quantum algorithms researcher, is optimistic about QML's potential and is actively working to advance the field.

**30.-** Much more work remains to be done to bring QML to fruition, but steady progress is being made on both theoretical and practical fronts.

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