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Tutorial: Machine Learning With Quantum Computers

Quantum Computers as Samplers from Special Distributions

Maria Schuld


This section gives you a few insights into the mathematical apparatus of quantum computing. You will learn that quantum computers are samplers, and that we can describe expected outcomes of the samples using matrix-vector multiplications, that can be interpreted as algorithms or “quantum circuits”. You will also hear a few fleeting comments on why quantum theory is different from classical probability theory.