Living Reference Work Entry

Encyclopedia of Machine Learning and Data Mining

pp 1-10

Date: Latest Version

Quantum Machine Learning

  • Maria SchuldAffiliated withQuantum Research Group, School of Chemistry & Physics, University of KwaZulu-Natal Email author 
  • , Francesco PetruccioneAffiliated withNational Institute of Theoretical Physics (NITheP)


Quantum machine learning is a young research area investigating which consequences the emerging technology of quantum computing has for machine learning. This article introduces into basic concepts of quantum information and summarises some major strategies of implementing machine learning algorithms on a quantum computer.