Enrique SolanoII Workshop IqGal

26 September 2017

Venue: CESGA (Avda. de Vigo, S/N, Santiago de Compostela)

TITLE: Quantum Computing and Quantum Artificial Intelligence

SPEAKER: Prof. Enrique Solano (University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain)

ABSTRACT: Quantum artificial intelligence and quantum machine learning are based on taking advantage of the properties of quantum physics and quantum computers, such as superposition or entanglement, to realize difficult calculations significantly more efficient than with conventional classical computers. In this manner, all related fields, which may have a huge economic impact in the upcoming decades, will be enhanced with the arrival of quantum computers and other quantum technologies. Quantum platforms can be based on atomic systems, electromagnetic radiation photons, as well as semiconductor and superconducting materials. In this sense, there is a healthy competition among them for technological developments and improvements that allow the codification of quantum information in a robust and scalable way. In this talk, we will pedagogically describe the emergence and the merge of quantum computing paradigms with quantum artificial intelligence and quantum machine learning concepts. At the same time, we will describe the necessity of a hand-in-hand development of quantum hardware with quantum software. Finally, we will evaluate the current possibilities of a variety of quantum platforms to reach the desperately sought useless and useful quantum supremacy.

Breve CV del expositor:

El Prof. Enrique Solano es el director del grupo “Quantum Technologies for Information Science (QUTIS)”, www.qutisgroup.com, en la Universidad del País Vasco en Bilbao, España. Su grupo QUTIS es considerado uno de los think-tank teóricos más creativos e influyentes en el amplio espectro de las tecnologías cuánticas, sea en la computación cuántica, simulación cuántica, o biomimética cuántica. Una gran cantidad de las propuestas hechas por QUTIS han sido recogidas e implementadas en los mayores laboratorios de tecnologías cuánticas, sea en instituciones científicas como ETH Zürich, o grandes empresas tecnológicas como Google. QUTIS mantiene decenas de colaboraciones con grupos teóricos y experimentales en los cinco continentes, así como con grandes empresas tecnológicas, en áreas y plataformas diversas como iones atrapados, redes ópticas, chips fotónicos y circuitos superconductores.



PUBLIC 11:00-11:30 Reception
PUBLIC 11:30-12:30
Quantum Computing and Quantum Machine Learning
Prof. Enrique Solano (Bilbao, Spain)
LIMITED 12:30-14:00 Visit to USC Optical Lab
14:00-15:00 Lunch (only members IqGal)
ONLY MEMBERS 15:00-15:30 Adiabatic Quantum computing and its industrial applications
Joaquín Ossorio (ITMATI, Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
ONLY MEMBERS 15:30-16:00 Advances in QKD in UVI
Dr. Marcos Curty (UVI, Vigo, Spain)
ONLY MEMBERS 16:00-16:30 Simulating Quantum Computers at CESGA
Dr. Andrés Gómez (CESGA, Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
ONLY MEMBERS 16:30-End Next steps and action plan


If you want to be member of the network of Quantum Information Technologies of Galicia, please, send an email to agomez@cesga.es explaining the interest and your activity in the area. We will answer you asap. The network is open but has no funding yet, so any activity must be self-funded.