Solve optimization problems by using quantum-inspired optimization


Learn how quantum-inspired algorithms mimic quantum physics to solve difficult optimization problems.

Learning objectives

In this module, you'll:

  • Learn about the origins of quantum-inspired algorithms.
  • See which kinds of problems are best suited to this method.
  • Understand how algorithms inspired by physical processes are used to solve difficult problems.
  • Solve a combinatorial optimization problem by using the Azure Quantum optimization service.


  • An Azure account with an active subscription.
  • An Azure Quantum workspace with the Microsoft QIO provider enabled.

If you don't have these tools yet, we recommend that you begin with the Get started with Azure Quantum module.