AIC: Quantum Computing for AI – Hype or Hope?

Freitag, 15.12.2023, 16.00 Uhr

Im November 2021 startete eine neue Veranstaltungsreihe des RWTH KI-Centers: das “Artificial Intelligence Colloquium”, kurz AIC. Hier präsentieren renommierte Wissenschaftler der RWTH und anderer Universitäten hochaktuelle Forschung zu Methoden und Anwendungen der Künstlichen Intelligenz. 

Am 15. Dezember 2023 wird Prof. Christian Bauckhage​ einen Vortrag zum Thema "Quantum Computing for AI – Hype or Hope? " (auf Englisch) halten. 

Die Veranstaltung findet im hybriden Format statt. Der Vortrag wird im SuperC, Ford-Saal stattfinden und live übertragen. Im Anschluss an den Vortrag laden wir Sie zu einer Networking-Veranstaltung mit Getränken im Foyer ein. Der Link zur Live-Übertragung wird Ihnen nach der Registrierung zugeschickt.

  Portrait Christian Bauckhage


Over the past decade there has been encouraging progress on building quantum computers so that hopes regarding the practical applications and disruptive potential of quantum computing are rising. It is particularly noticeable that the quantum computing community has jumped on the machine learning (ML) bandwagon and is promising quantum advantages for artificial intelligence (AI). Our goals with this presentation are threefold: First, we provide an ever so brief introduction to quantum computing and its expected benefits. Second, we point out the sobering fact that most promises as to quantum supremacy for ML and AI are and will likely remain severely exaggerated. Third, we emphasize that there is still hope for quantum AI and show how quantum algorithms can accelerate Bayesian network inference.


Christian Bauckhage is a professor for intelligent learning systems at the University of Bonn, lead scientist for machine learning at Fraunhofer IAIS, and one of the directors of the Lamarr Institute for ML and AI.
After obtaining his PhD in computer science from Bielefeld University, he worked as a PostDoc at the Center for Vision Research in Toronto and as a senior research scientist at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories in Berlin before being appointed in Bonn in 2008. He has (co)authored more than 200 papers on data mining, pattern recognition and machine learning several of which received awards. His current research focuses on hybrid systems which integrate data- and knowledge driven models and techniques and on quantum computing for optimization problems in AI.



Dieses AIC richtet sich vor allem an Forschende und Masterstudierende und wird in einem hybriden Format stattfinden.

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