Autonomous learning agents and what they can teach us about quantum mechanics, biology and more

What can machine learning teach us about quantum mechanics? I will begin with a brief overview of attempts to bring together the two fields, and the insights this may yield. I will then focus on one particular framework, Projective Simulation, which describes physics-based agents that are capable of learning by themselves. These agents can serve as toy models for studying a wide variety of phenomena, as I will illustrate with examples from quantum experiments and biology.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 15:30 to 17:00
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