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The Hintons in your Neural Network: a Quantum Field Theory View of Deep Learning

  title={The Hintons in your Neural Network: a Quantum Field Theory View of Deep Learning},
  author={Roberto Bondesan and Max Welling},
  booktitle={International Conference on Machine Learning},
In this work we develop a quantum field theory formalism for deep learning, where input signals are encoded in Gaussian states, a generalization of Gaussian processes which encode the agent’s uncertainty about the input signal. We show how to represent linear and non-linear layers as unitary quantum gates, and interpret the fundamental excitations of the quantum model as particles, dubbed “Hintons”. On top of opening a new perspective and techniques for studying neural networks, the quantum… 

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