Quantum algorithms: Philosophical lessons

Minds and Machines 17 (2):233-247 (2007)
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I discuss the philosophical implications that the rising new science of quantum computing may have on the philosophy of computer science. While quantum algorithms leave the notion of Turing-Computability intact, they may re-describe the abstract space of computational complexity theory hence militate against the autonomous character of some of the concepts and categories of computer science.



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Amit Hagar
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