25. März 2022

Artificial Neurons Go Quantum With Photonic Circuits

Quantum memristor as missing link between artificial intelligence and quantum computing


Vienna, Austria, March 25th, 2022: In recent years, artificial intelligence has become ubiquitous, with applications such as speech interpretation, image recognition, medical diagnosis, and many more. At the same time, quantum technology has been proven capable of computational power well beyond the reach of even the world’s largest supercomputer. Physicists at the University of Vienna have now demonstrated a new device, called quantum memristor, which may allow to combine these two worlds, thus unlocking unprecedented capabilities. The experiment, carried out in collaboration with the National Research Council (CNR) and the Politecnico di Milano in Italy, has been realized on an integrated quantum processor operating on single photons. The work is published in the current issue of the journal “Nature Photonics”.


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Original Publication:

Experimental photonic quantum memristor. Michele Spagnolo, Joshua Morris, Simone Piacentini, Michael Antesberger, Francesco Massa, Andrea Crespi, Francesco Ceccarelli, Roberto Osellame, Philip Walther. DOI: 10.1038/s41566-022-00973-5 oder https://www.nature.com/articles/s41566-022-00973-5


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