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If this isn't known, would they theoretically be? I'm particularly interested in knowing whether a QC would be faster at evaluating the fitness function of the possible solutions than a classical machine

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  • $\begingroup$ I think it depends on the fitness function calculation algorithm. But in the case of most genetical optimization it is not particularly complex. I think it could help more, how to find better pairs. $\endgroup$ – peterh Jun 12 '18 at 22:09
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There are quantum algorithms for genetic programming which would theoretically have advantages over the corresponding classical genetic programming algorithms but you would need a full-fledged quantum computer with more qubits than any quantum computer we currently have, in order to observe such an advantage.

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