Quantum Information Processing

, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 1211–1221 | Cite as

A quantum model for autonomous learning automata

  • Michael Siomau


The idea of information encoding on quantum bearers and its quantum-mechanical processing has revolutionized our world and brought mankind on the verge of enigmatic era of quantum technologies. Inspired by this idea, in present paper, we search for advantages of quantum information processing in the field of machine learning. Exploiting only basic properties of the Hilbert space, superposition principle of quantum mechanics and quantum measurements, we construct a quantum analog for Rosenblatt’s perceptron, which is the simplest learning machine. We demonstrate that the quantum perceptron is superior to its classical counterpart in learning capabilities. In particular, we show that the quantum perceptron is able to learn an arbitrary (Boolean) logical function, perform the classification on previously unseen classes and even recognize the superpositions of learned classes—the task of high importance in applied medical engineering.


Pattern classification Quantum simulations Machine learning 



I thank Ning Jiang and Dario Farina for discussions. A part of this work has been done during my visit to the Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Georg-August University Medical Center Göttingen.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics DepartmentJazan UniversityJazanKingdom of Saudi Arabia

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