Quantum computing company D-Wave creates new Quadrant business unit

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Quantum computing company D-Wave Systems has created a new business unit. Called Quadrant, the unit is expected to provide machine learning services for deep learning.

Quadrant’s algorithms enable discriminative learning (predicting outputs from inputs) using less data by constructing generative models which jointly model both inputs and outputs, says D-Wave. Its generative models combine deep neural nets with probabilistic graphical models to obtain the benefits of both, according to the company.

Quadrant solutions are designed to be used with D-Wave’s quantum technology, and can run on standard GPU-based systems.

D-Wave says it plans to integrate the Quadrant solutions in hybrid quantum/classical platforms for use with its next generation quantum system, which is currently in development with prototypes being tested.

[Image courtesy: D-Wave Systems]