Tokyo, Japan – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced its development of a quantum artificial intelligence (AI) technology that automatically designs and optimises inference models to downsize the scale of computation with quantum neural networks. The new quantum AI technology can be integrated with classical machine learning frameworks for diverse solutions.
Mitsubishi Electric has confirmed that the technology can be incorporated in the application for terahertz (THz) imaging using high-frequency waves to perform non-destructive inspections by exploiting properties such as the high penetration of radio waves and the high directivity of light waves. It also can be used for indoor monitoring in which Wi-Fi signals are used to observe room environments for human movements. Other potential applications also are possible, such as compressed sensing to retrieve original data from mixed measurement data and biosignal processing for brain-computer interfaces.
Mitsubishi Electric’s new quantum machine learning (QML) technology realises compact inference models by fully exploiting the enormous capacity of quantum computers to express exponentially larger-state space with the number of quantum bits (qubits). In a hybrid combination of both quantum and classical AI, the technology can compensate for limitations of classical AI to achieve performance while significantly downsising the scale of AI models, even when using limited data.
Rapidly developing quantum computers are expected to surpass classical computers by exploiting quantum physics to manipulate states of qubits in a highly parallel manner. Major breakthroughs are envisioned in data analysis, AI development, etc. for purposes such as large-scale optimisations and new material design. Classical machine learning technologies based on deep learning the cornerstone of current AI have shown excellent performance but require costly computing resources and often do not achieve full potential if training data or resources are limited.
Mitsubishi Electric will partially introduce its quantum AI technology and related achievements at a tutorial session of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2022.
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