Baidu, a Chinese tech company, recently released a toolkit for Paddle Quantum, a quantum machine learning platform. The company further explains that this toolkit will allow developers to develop and train quantum neural network models.
Developed on Baidu’s deep learning platform called “PaddlePaddle,” the toolkit also features quantum computing applications.
Paddle Quantum in detail
As per a statement by Baidu, the machine learning toolkit is available on GitHub presently. Additionally, Paddle Quantum consists of machine learning toolkits inclusive of a quantum chemistry library and optimization tools. Not just this, but Paddle Quantum comes with three quantum applications viz.,
- Quantum Chemical Simulation
- Quantum Machine Learning
- Quantum Combinatorial Optimization
Several essential factors and functions associated with PaddlePaddle, such as matrix applications, work tirelessly to drive Paddle Quantum to support quantum circuit models and general quantum computing research.
Talking about the flexibility offered by Quantum technology, Baidu mentioned that Paddle Quantum has the potential to drive new implementation of the Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm (QAOA) at half the number of layers involved in its neural network.
Baidu and PaddlePaddle
Baidu, in its PaddlePaddle deep learning platform, has introduced seven new tools that unlock the potential of 27 features associated with PaddlePaddle.
More about China and its quantum leap
As per Andrew Yao, a Shanghai-born Turing Award winner, China has embarked on its quantum technology investment journey, and the country is at the starting point at par with several other economic powers in the quantum tech space.
Duan Runyao, Director of Baidu’s Institute for Quantum Computing, mentioned that researchers could make use of Paddle Quantum to build on AI, and interestingly deep learning enthusiasts in this genre now have a shortcut to learning quantum computing.