Deloitte Author Cites Kyndi’s “Quantum-Inspired” Technology

In a recent interview with Doug Black for EnterpriseTechDavid Schatsky, a Deloitte managing director and author with Deloitte University Press, discussed trends in quantum computing along with predictions regarding potential milestones for commercial viability. Kyndi’s technology and approach to machine intelligence caught Schatsky’s attention. Along with his industry forecasting,

“Schatsky also reports that researchers have found ways for quantum to impact and improve problem solving handled by conventional computers. ‘Some researchers are seeking to bring ‘quantum thinking’ to classical problems.’ He cited Kyndi, a start-up that uses quantum-inspired computing technology for machine intelligence.”

 

(Fig. 1) In quantum computing, a quantum bit is a unit of quantum information—the quantum analogue of the classical bit. A quantum bit is a two-state quantum-mechanical system, such as the polarization of a single photon: here the two states are vertical polarization and horizontal polarization. Bloch sphere representation by Glosser.ca licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

The methods of quantum science have been used across the Kyndi solution and one of these innovations is the Quanton virtual machine. Kyndi’s Quanton is capable of delivering the power of a quantum computer on a classical, digital computer.

Today’s computers are limited to a binary system of zeroes and ones, whereas data represented in quantum bits (“qbits”) is a distribution of possible values (fig. 1). Using quantum methods, Kyndi is able to map symbolic knowledge onto mathematical surfaces or waves, where each single operation can be the equivalent of a trillion symbolic operations.

Ultimately, Kyndi can bring quantum computing results back into the digital sphere so that today’s computers can talk and listen. Kyndi’s “quantum-inspired” solutions have applications for natural language understanding, the internet of things, self-driving cars, cyber data analytics, and robotics.

Read the full interview with David Schatsky in Quantum Computing in the Enterprise: Not So Wild a Dream by Doug Black.

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