27 September 2020

Quantum Chess and AI

Soft science, meet hard science. Or, more specifically, Sociology of Chess (November 2016), meet Quantum Chess.

Introduction to Quantum Chess - Quantum Summer Symposium 2020 (13:53) • '[Published on] Sep 3, 2020'

The video is from Youtube's TensorFlow channel, which describes its subject as 'an open-source machine learning framework for everyone.' The video description says,

Megan Potoski, Chris Cantwell, and Doug Strain introduce Quantum Chess as a fun tool for quantum education. This presentation was recorded on Day 1 of Google's Quantum Summer Symposium 2020 (July 22, 2020).

The description also links to a Symposium 2020 video playlist. A few years ago, in a post titled Quantum Chess (February 2017), we saw one of the current presenters in a video titled 'Christopher Cantwell - Quantum Chess: Making Quantum Phenomena Accessible'. In the current video, Cantwell referrs several times to 'iswap'. A Google search on 'quantum iswap' leads to Quantum logic gate (wikipedia.org). The page starts,

In quantum computing and specifically the quantum circuit model of computation, a quantum logic gate (or simply quantum gate) is a basic quantum circuit operating on a small number of qubits. They are the building blocks of quantum circuits, like classical logic gates are for conventional digital circuits.

Although the Wikipedia page doesn't use the term 'iswap', Google sends us there anyway. Google knows everything about everything.

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