Quantum Computation with Machine-Learning-Controlled Quantum Stuff

@article{Hardy2021QuantumCW,
  title={Quantum Computation with Machine-Learning-Controlled Quantum Stuff},
  author={Lucien Hardy and Adam G. M. Lewis},
  journal={Mach. Learn. Sci. Technol.},
  year={2021},
  volume={2},
  pages={15008}
}
We describe how one may go about performing quantum computation with arbitrary "quantum stuff", as long as it has some basic physical properties. Imagine a long strip of stuff, equipped with regularly spaced wires to provide input settings and to read off outcomes. After showing how the corresponding map from settings to outcomes can be construed as a quantum circuit, we provide a machine learning algorithm to tomographically "learn" which settings implement the members of a universal gate set… 

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