Artificial Life in Quantum Technologies
Álvarez Rodríguez, Unai
Sanz Ruiz, Mikel
Lamata Manuel, Lucas
Solano Villanueva, Enrique Leónidas
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Scientific Reports 6 2016: (2016) // Article ID 20956
We develop a quantum information protocol that models the biological behaviours of individuals living in a natural selection scenario. The artificially engineered evolution of the quantum living units shows the fundamental features of life in a common environment, such as self-replication, mutation, interaction of individuals, and death. We propose how to mimic these bio-inspired features in a quantum-mechanical formalism, which allows for an experimental implementation achievable with current quantum platforms. This study paves the way for the realization of artificial life and embodied evolution with quantum technologies.