Quantum-inspired sorting, for instance, splits a list of items to be sorted into distinct parallel universes and then sorts the sublists both within and across universes using interference. For quantum-inspired genetic algorithms, each chromosome evolves in its own universe, with interference between two or more universes implementing crossover.
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