Chinese Internet giant Baidu Inc. has unveiled a new toolkit for quantum machine learning, known as Paddle Quantum.
The newly open-sourced toolkit comes with several quantum computing applications, and is meant to be used by developers to build and train quantum neural network models. It’s built atop of the company’s deep learning platform PaddlePaddle, which is used power its artificial intelligence services.
Paddle Quantum, available now on GitHub, is comprised of a set of quantum machine learning toolkits. They include a quantum chemistry library plus optimization tools, and three quantum apps: quantum machine learning, quantum chemical simulation, and quantum combinatorial optimization.
Baidu said Paddle Quantum can be used to support quantum circuit models and general quantum computing research. For example, it can be used to simplify the implementation of a promising quantum algorithm, called the Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm, by 50%.
“Researchers in the quantum field can use the Paddle Quantum to develop quantum artificial intelligence, and deep-learning enthusiasts have a shortcut to learning quantum computing,” said Duan Runyao, director of Baidu’s Institute for Quantum Computing.
Baidu also provided a general update on PaddlePaddle’s adoption, saying it’s now being used by over 1.9 million developers at 84,000 businesses. So far, around 230,000 deep learning models have been created using the platform.
“Now is an unprecedented opportunity for the development of PaddlePaddle given the rise of industrial intelligence and the acceleration of AI-powered infrastructure,” said Baidu’s chief technology officer Wang Haifeng. “We will continue to embrace the open-source spirit, drive technological innovation, and partner with developers to advance deep learning and AI technologies and speed up the process of industrial intelligence.”
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