“Two Indiana University researchers have developed a computer model they say can identify significantly better and less-expensive treatments than can doctors acting alone. It’s just the latest evidence that big data will have a profound impact on our health care system. Source: Gigaom.com“
Researchers at Indiana University have created a big data analysis software interface that they claim is better than 50 percent over doctors ability in reduction in costs and more than 40 percent better patient outcomes.
IBM’s Supercomputer Watson Headed to Medical School
“Paging Dr. Watson” IBM’s Watson AI computer who recently beat the Jeopardy Championship hands down against the best players now is ready to take a major role in the medical community as a key player, as IBM has been banging this drum loudly.
Ray Kurzweil: from Eliza to Watson to Passing the Turing Test
In quantum computing, a qubit ( /ˈkjuːbɪt/) or quantum bit is a unit of quantum information—the quantum analogue of the classical bit. A qubit is a two-state quantum-mechanical system such as the polarization of a single photon: here the two states are vertical polarization and horizontal polarization. In a classical system, a bit would have to be in one state or the other, but quantum mechanics allows the qubit to be in a superposition of both states at the same time, a property which is fundamental to quantum computing.
There is a shift coming in the very nature of computing which is being led by the likes of quantum physicist Michelle Simmons. Michelle wants you to put the binary world of ones and zeros on the shelf for a moment, as she introduces you to the idea of computing with atoms.
Michelle has always wanted to undertake the hardest research in the hardest subject: quantum physics. Her eccentric schooling, coupled with the sudden death of her PhD supervisor means she has spent most of her career teaching herself. Michelle is the Director of Australia’s Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology. This year, she and her team announced they had made the first ever single atom transistor. They now sit on the threshold of delivering the first ever quantum computer to the world.
The days of paying for costly software upgrades are numbered. The PC will soon be obsolete. And BusinessWeek reports 70% of Americans are already using the technology that will replace it. Merrill Lynch calls it “a $160 billion tsunami.” Computing giants including IBM, Yahoo!, and Amazon are racing to be the first to cash in on this PC-killing revolution. Yet, a small group of little-known companies have a huge head start.
IBM Sequoia is now the world’s fastest computer, handling 16.3 quadrillion calculations per second. To put that into average Joe context, it means Sequoia can calculate in one hour what would otherwise take 6.7 billion people 320 years to complete if they worked nonstop on hand calculators.
IBM’s Sequoia supercomputer is currently the fastest computer in the world. This is the first time in two-years the title has gone to an American computer as America has nearly 1/2 of the top 500 fastest computers in the world..
Leader – As founder of Delphi Group he built one of the most prominent and well respected global consulting firm with offices in the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, South America, and England.
Author – His eight books, including The Innovation Zone, Smartsourcing, Corporate Instinct, Smart Companies, Smart Tools and The X-economy have introduced core industry concepts, frameworks and vernacular such as Single Point of Access, Touch Points, Digital Control Rooms, Business Operating Systems, Corporate IQ, Information Value Chains, and Smartsourcing – ideas that are widely used today in describing the impact of technology on business.
Futurist – His ability to clearly and effectively communicate complex ideas in a powerful and simple manner have won accolades from prominent business leaders and pundits, such as Tom Peters, who said of Tom’s book Corporate Instinct, “It provides and brilliant vision of where we must take our organizations to survive and thrive.”
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