• Language,  Mind,  Technology

    Quantum Computing, Large Language Models, and Human Existence: A Triad of Information Paradigms

    Quantum computing, large language models, and human existence are three paradigms that seem to be very different, but they are actually connected in some profound ways. Let me try to explain how. Quantum computing is a new paradigm of computation that uses quantum mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, to perform operations on data. Quantum computers can potentially solve some problems that are intractable for classical computers, such as factoring large numbers, simulating quantum systems, and optimizing complex functions1. Large language models (LLMs) are deep learning neural networks that can understand, process, and produce human language by being trained on massive amounts of text. LLMs can perform various natural language processing…