Quantum computing may be able to solve the age-old problem of reasoning

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The new technology can take partial information and produce intelligent inferences, according to new research from Cambridge Quantum Computing. Image: iStockphoto/a-image As artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms have received attention for making accurate predictions--in everything from judging the outcome of human rights trials to predicting the winner of the Kentucky Derby to identifying cancer--another new technology has now been applied to the task of reasoning: quantum computing. In a new paper, scientists at Cambridge Quantum Computing exhibited how quantum computing, still a nascent field, can be useful in making practical decisions. The aim, according to the head of...