Dementia prediction using Variational Quantum Classification

Schematic View of VQC Algorithm

Dementia is the fifth cause of death worldwide with 10 million new cases every year. Healthcare applications using machine learning techniques have almost reached the physical limits while more data is becoming available resulting from the increasing rate of diagnosis. Recent research in Quantum Machine Learning (QML) techniques have found different approaches that may be useful to accelerate the training process of existing machine learning models and provide an alternative to learn more complex patterns.

Researchers have found that using the implemented version for Variational Quantum Classification (VQC) in IBM’s framework Qiskit allows predicting dementia in elderly patients.

This approach proves to provide more consistent results when compared with a classical Support Vector Machine (SVM) with a linear kernel using different number of features.

The paper can be read there.