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ORSSA Ada Lovelace Day 2019 – Women in Superposition

8 October @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Women in Superposition

Machine learning has established itself firmly in many industries. However, problems arise when applications become too complex – models either slow down or become intractable. Combining traditional machine learning with simple techniques from quantum mechanics shifts models into a new paradigm where these problems do not necessarily occur. In this talk, I will briefly introduce quantum computing and the idea of quantum machine learning along with some real-world applications. I will also highlight extraordinary work being done in our research group by fellow female scientists, such as quantum teleportation and quantum-biological effects on the brain.


Amira Abbas

Amira is a researcher in the Quantum Research Group at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a former research scientist at STANLIB Multi-Manager. Her current work focuses on the intersection of quantum mechanics and machine learning theory in order to solve problems that are not possible to compute classically. She holds a bachelor of business science degree in actuarial science and is pursuing her master’s degree in physics.

Venue

WeWork Johannesburg
#1F, The Link, 173 Oxford Road
Rosebank, Johannesburg GP 2196 South Africa
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Website:
https://www.wework.com/en-GB/buildings/the-link--johannesburg--GP

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