Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence

keynote talk at iSAI-NLP2017,  27-29, Thailand


Quantum computing promises a huge speedup in computation. The development of Quantum computer for general computing is still in a very early stage. Many promising techniques have been demonstrated.  In this talk, I will outline the current state of the art in this development.  One of the example of application of Quantum computer is in the area of optimization.  A special form of Quantum computer called "Quantum annealer" has been studied and demonstrated to be able to solve optimization problems.  I will relate how to use this result with Artificial Intelligence problems.

Speaker Bio

Prabhas Chongstitvatana is a professor in the department of computer engineering, Chulalongkorn University. He earned B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Kasetsart University, Thailand in 1980 and Ph.D. from the department of artificial intelligence, Edinburgh University, U.K. in 1992. His research involves robotics, evolutionary computation, computer architecture, bioinformatics.  He is a lifetime member of Thailand Engineering Institute, senior member of Thai Academy of Science and Technology, senior adviser of Thai Robotics Society, founding member of Thai Embedded System Association and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.  He was the president of ECTI Association of Thailand 2012-2013.  He has been awarded "National Distinguished Researcher" by National Research Council of Thailand in 2009.  His current interest is in building Quantum computer.