I try to run simple circuit measurement program using Qiskit in Visual Code. I received this error:

AttributeError: 'IBMQFactory' object has no attribute 'backend'

from the line of code print(IBMQ.backends())

Does anyone know what this mean and how to solve it?


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With the help of documentation from this URL https://github.com/Qiskit/qiskit-ibmq-provider, I realized that I need to run load_account() of my APIToken and store the provider object as shown below

my_provider = IBMQ.load_account()
backend = my_provider.get_backend('ibmq_qasm_simulator')

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