Quantum-like Computation and "Thinking" Based on
Y. F. Orlov
Cornell University, US
Classical systems containing decision-making elements can possess
quantum-like properties, most importantly interference of probabilities
of different decisions. We demonstrate this theoretically using a set of
linear numbered oscillators combined with decision-making and other
devices. This algorithmically indeterministic system, although
classical, can be described in terms of quantum-like unitary
transformations, complex wave functions, and non-commuting operators;
the decision-making device plays a role similar to the measuring
apparatus in quantum mechanics. The system can be used to construct
quantum-like bits and logical gates for quantum-like calculations. And
as a hypothetical part of some intelligence, it enables that
intelligence to have different viewpoints on the same subject and to
estimate their differences numerically.
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