Toward quantum computational agents

Matthias Klusch

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In this chapter, we provide some first thoughts on, and preliminary answers to the question how intelligent software agents could take most advantage of the potential of quantum computation and communication, once practical quantum computers become available in foreseeable future. In particular, we discuss the question whether the adoption of quantum computational and communication means will affect the autonomy of individual and systems of agents. We show that the ability of quantum computing agents to perform certain computational tasks more efficient than classically computing agents is at the cost of limited self-autonomy, due to non-local effects of quantum entanglement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgents and Computational Autonomy
Subtitle of host publicationPotential, Risks, and Solutions
EditorsM Nickles, M Rovatsos, G Weiss
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783540224778
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


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