If you dabbled in quantum algorithms, you’ve probably heard of the term ‘**variational algorithms**’ being thrown around a lot.

Well, here’s why.

The long story short version is that our quantum hardware isn’t nearly as good as it should be (ie, lots of noise, decoherence…) and so, the algorithms that…

One of the most **famous cities in mathematics **is the medieval German city of **Königsberg**, which lay on both sides of the Pregel river.

In the center of the river, there lay *2 islands* that were connected to each other and the river banks by *7 bridges.*

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This post has4 sections,so feel free to skip around if you already know some parts and want to save some time (warning: it’ll take a while to get into the quantum part):

Linear regression: building the intuition behind gradient descent

Gradient descent in a nutshell…

The** speed **at which *emerging tech* is progressing is literally exponential.

And humans tend to think linearly. So, we don’t really understand the concept of ‘exponential growth’. We are *living* in a world that is likely unfathomable to someone who lived in the same world 20 years ago.

These areas…

Imagine driving a car without a brake, at 150 km an hour. *And then suddenly, you hit a bump.*

Game over. Literally.

Similar to a car, **CRISPR **(which stands for *clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats*), associated with a protein such as Cas9, is a pair a genetic ‘molecular scissors’…

Devised by** Lov Grover** in 1996, ** Grover’s Algorithm** provides an incredible speedup from its classical counterpart.

It’s a *searching algorithm *that allows us to find a certain element in its respective list in **O(√N)** time, rather than O(N) time and thus, the quadratic speedup. N is the size of the…

Life is difficult, but, we often make it harder than it needs to be. We like to complain and shift blame.

But I think it only makes us feel self-entitled.

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.

—Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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**Technology solves problems.** *Massive *problems.

From artificial intelligence to quantum computing, technology is here to stay and it will **solve **some of the world’s *most *complex problems.

So, here’s the thing: if we’re going to tackle these problems, *why are we aren’t we actively engaging with females?* …

I’m sure you’ve heard this term *countless *times. What if I told you to forget it? Completely? You probably wouldn’t believe me.

Well, *here’s the proof*.

Welcome to the era of quantum computing:we’re moving beyond classical computers because they canonly solve classical problems. As societyadvances, problems become…

**Apollo 11 was a milestone** for humanity in *solving complex problems* with innovative solutions. ** Accomplishing what was once thought to be impossible**. Hence, the name moonshots. 🌕🚀

AtElevate Tech Fest,moonshots became earthshots🌎 — I saw and met some of the leading innovators that aretackling major problems…

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