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I, Quantum Robot - Scientific American (blog)

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Artificial Intelligence is the ability of a computer system to operate in a manner similar to human intelligence.

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A. J. Alvarez-Socorro's curator insight, March 18, 2013 5:50 PM

Very interesting, I enjoyed reading it.

luiy's curator insight, March 19, 2013 6:13 AM

The quantum robot is the idea of combining quantum theory with robot technology. In other words, it is a practical use of the combination of quantum computing and robot technology. Quantum computing involves using quantum systems and quantum states to do computations.

 

A robot is an automated machine that is capable of doing a set of complex tasks. In some applications of robots, the programming used to run the robots may be based on artificial intelligence. Artificial Intelligence is the ability of a computer system to operate in a manner similar to human intelligence. Think of artificial intelligence as if you were training a machine to act like a human. Essentially, quantum robots are complex quantum systems.They are mobile systems with on board quantum computers that interact with their environments. Several programs would be involved in the operation of the robot. These programs would be quantum searching algorithms and quantum reinforcement learning algorithms.

 

Quantum reinforcement learning is based on superposition of the quantum state and quantum parallelism. A quantum state is a system that is a set of quantum numbers. The four basic quantum numbers represent the energy level, angular momentum, spin, and magnetization. In the superposition of quantum states, the idea is to get one state to look like another.

 

Let’s say I have two dogs. One dog knows how to fetch a bone (energy level), sit up (angular momentum), give a high five (spin), and shake hands (magnetization). Now, let’s apply the superposition of quantum states. Since one dog has been trained and given the commands, the other dog must learn to mimic or copy what the first dog did. Each time a command is achieved, reinforcement is given. The reinforcement for the dog would be a bone (or no bone if the command is not achieved).

 

In quantum reinforcement learning, it is slightly different. The idea would be similar to an “If-Then” statement. An example would be if the quantum state has a certain energy level, then the angular momentum is certain value. This idea of “If-Then” statements in the quantum world leads to an idea which can be a topic of its own; Quantum Logic.

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Blockchains and ecosystems

In 1935, Arthur Tansley [1], a pioneer in the field of ecology, stated that an ecosystem is to be considered a whole that is made up of interconnected constituent parts.
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Andrew Ng is leaving Baidu in search of a grander AI challenge

Andrew Ng is leaving Baidu in search of a grander AI challenge | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
One of the world’s leading experts in artificial intelligence is officially on the market, and he says he wants to advance AI beyond the tech industry.
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Why website takedowns and other Internet mischief are still increasing

Why website takedowns and other Internet mischief are still increasing | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The relentless push to add connectivity to home gadgets is creating dangerous side effects that figure to get even worse.
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How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything

How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Baidu’s Andrew Ng and Singularity’s Neil Jacobstein say this time, the hype about artificial intelligence is real.
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Here, there and everywhere

The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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The Forgotten Father of the Information Age

The Forgotten Father of the Information Age | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Siobhan Roberts reëxamines the legacy of Claude Shannon, an early pioneer of information technology, a hundred years after his birth.
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Why We Are Scared of Artificial Intelligence

Why We Are Scared of Artificial Intelligence | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Some of the world’s biggest leaders in science and technology including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and Bill Gates, have expressed their concerns about the rapid progression and…
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Don't believe the hype when it comes to AI

Don't believe the hype when it comes to AI | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Hype could be of significant short-term benefit to artificial intelligence research, but prove fatal in the long run. Luke Dormehl talks to WIRED about how to tackle sensationalism in science
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Blockchain: A Better Way to Track Pork Chops, Bonds, Bad Peanut Butter?

Blockchain: A Better Way to Track Pork Chops, Bonds, Bad Peanut Butter? | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Walmart is testing real-world uses for the arcane technology behind the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, but significant challenges remain.
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Is Beijing outflanking the United States in the South China Sea?

Is Beijing outflanking the United States in the South China Sea? | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
For much of the last week, the U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson has been
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Microsoft’s AI is learning to write code by itself, not steal it

Microsoft’s AI is learning to write code by itself, not steal it | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
What if instead of searching through menus within programs like Microsoft Excel, our computers could understand the problem we're trying to solve and write the software to solve it? It's a hyper-futuristic idea, but one that has recently seen progress from Microsoft Research and the University of Cambridge. In a November 2016 paper (pdf), whic
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Daniel Dennett: ‘I begrudge every hour I have to spend worrying about politics’

Daniel Dennett: ‘I begrudge every hour I have to spend worrying about politics’ | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Truth has long been a key concern for the American philosopher. He’s in the UK to discuss his latest book on consciousness, but there’s just no escaping Trump…
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A New Form of Stem-Cell Engineering Raises Ethical Questions

A New Form of Stem-Cell Engineering Raises Ethical Questions | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
“Sheefs” will test the limits of current regulations, experts say, as embryolike structures are created directly from stem cells.
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A fight over tractors in America’s heartland comes down to software

A fight over tractors in America’s heartland comes down to software | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Some farmers who own John Deere tractors are using black market code to get around software that restricts how they can repair their equipment.
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Franka: A Robot Arm That’s Safe, Low Cost, and Can Replicate Itself

Franka: A Robot Arm That’s Safe, Low Cost, and Can Replicate Itself | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
This factory robot can be trusted not to kill its human coworkers
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Why “America first” policies won’t keep China from industrial domination

Why “America first” policies won’t keep China from industrial domination | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Deep manufacturing expertise and extensive supply chains give China a lead that will be tough to overcome.
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DARPA is funding projects that will try to open up AI’s black boxes

DARPA is funding projects that will try to open up AI’s black boxes | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The latest machine-learning techniques are essentially black boxes. DARPA is funding a number of efforts to open them up.
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Amazon Echo and the internet of things that spy on you

Amazon Echo and the internet of things that spy on you | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Amazon doesn't need to, but in a recent court case it makes a broad argument for the privacy of conversations with robots. Read on.
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Google's DeepMind plans bitcoin-style health record tracking for hospitals

Google's DeepMind plans bitcoin-style health record tracking for hospitals | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Tech company’s health subsidiary planning digital ledger based on blockchain to let hospitals, the NHS and eventually patients track personal data
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IBM Expanding Cloud Quantum Computer Tenfold

IBM Expanding Cloud Quantum Computer Tenfold | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The goal: a 50-qubit commercial universal quantum computer within 5 years
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Meeting Security Challenges Through Vigilance, Readiness and Resilience

Meeting Security Challenges Through Vigilance, Readiness and Resilience | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Meeting Security Challenges Through Three Key Steps
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Microsoft’s AI is learning to write code by itself, not steal it

Microsoft’s AI is learning to write code by itself, not steal it | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
What if instead of searching through menus within programs like Microsoft Excel, our computers could understand the problem we're trying to solve and write the software to solve it? It's a hyper-futuristic idea, but one that has recently seen progress from Microsoft Research and the University of Cambridge. In a November 2016 paper (pdf), whic
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China’s Artificial-Intelligence Boom

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The country’s universities and tech giants are starting to surpass American ones when it comes to researching and implementing AI.
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There are two kinds of AI, and the difference is important

Artificial intelligence can solve many problems, but it won’t replicate the human brain anytime soon.
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The Bright-Eyed Talking Doll That Just Might Be a Spy

The Bright-Eyed Talking Doll That Just Might Be a Spy | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Germany has moved to pull the doll, Cayla, off shelves because of an insecure Bluetooth connection that hackers could use to eavesdrop on children who play with it.
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