BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Drupal iCal API//EN X-WR-CALNAME:Events items teaser X-WR-TIMEZONE:America/Toronto BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Toronto X-LIC-LOCATION:America/Toronto BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZNAME:EDT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 DTSTART:20230312T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZNAME:EST TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 DTSTART:20221106T060000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT UID:656dd0d224394 DTSTART;TZID=America/Toronto:20230726T120000 SEQUENCE:0 TRANSP:TRANSPARENT DTEND;TZID=America/Toronto:20230726T130000 SUMMARY:IQC Student Seminar Featuring Evan Peters CLASS:PUBLIC DESCRIPTION:Summary \n\nSOME LEARNING BOUNDS AND GUARANTEES FOR TESTING (QU ANTUM) HYPOTHESES\n\nMachine learning is a powerful tool\, yet we often do not know how well\na learning algorithm might perform on any given task. One standard\napproach to bound the accuracy of a learning algorithm is to reduce\nthe learning task to hypothesis testing. Fano's inequality then s tates\nthat a large amount of mutual information between the learner's\nob servations and the set of unknown parameters is a necessary\ncondition for success. \n\nIn this talk\, I will describe how such a condition is also sufficient\nfor succeeding at some learning task\, thereby providing a pur ely\ninformation-theoretic guarantee for learning. Noting that this\nguara ntee has an immediate extension to quantum information theory\, I\nwill th en introduce the task of \"testing quantum hypotheses\"\, in which\nthe un known parameters of the learning task are prepared in a quantum\nregister in superposition (rather than being sampled stochastically)\nand the learn er's success at this task is measured by their ability to\nestablish quant um correlations with that register. I will discuss\nongoing attempts to ch aracterize this scenario.\n\n \n\nADD EVENT TO CALENDAR\n\nApple [https:/ /]  Google\n[https://www.addevent. com/event/FO18051378+google]  Office 365\n[ /FO18051378+office365]  Outlook\n[ 78+outlook]\n[ ookcom]  Yahoo\n[]  \n DTSTAMP:20231204T131458Z END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR