Simulating quantum circuits with neural machine translation

Juan Felipe Carrasquilla Alvarez
Vector Institute

I will present a heuristic to simulate quantum circuits based on a probabilistic representation of the quantum state as the outcome distribution of a positive operator valued measure. In this language, unitary evolution translates into evolution of probability distributions subject to "somewhat" stochastic matrices, which are a generalization of stochastic matrices. I approximate the evolution of the quantum state using recurrent neural networks and transformers and provide a proof-of-principle demonstration of the approach on simple quantum circuits.

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