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AI: a game changer in Pharma

Quris is an Israeli company (it is also based in Boston, US) betting that Artificial Intelligence can help to dramatically shorten the time to move drugs to clinical stage. Most drugs fail the clinical trials (up to 89% fail, according to Quris): if we think that the overall cost is …

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Will it rain on my backyard?

In spite of jokes on weather forecast we have to acknowledge the tremendous progress that have been made over the last 20 years, thanks to a pervasive network of sensors (both on the ground and up in the sky) and the increased processing crunching capabilities, leveraging on machine learning and …

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Could AI drive in this mess?

Look at the photo, apparently taken on a “normal” day in central Lagos Nigeria. The first question is “Would you be prepared to be driving there?”. If you are like me the answer is NO! Yet, as clearly shown in the photo, there are plenty of people willing to do …

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New neuristors for non linear logic computing

“Neuristors” are “transistors” that mimic the computational capability of neurones (our as well as neurones of any other animal, they are not that much different!). So far neuromorphic computing systems requires several transistors to perform Boolean operations (AND, OR, XOR, XNOR…) whilst a single neurone can do that. Having more …

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – XIV – TeleHealth

Tele-Health The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of tele-health in many Countries. In the US, according to Fair Health, the usage of tele-health has increased over 4,300% between March 2019 and March 2020. Medicare and Medicaid have added over 80 services in 2020 to be delivered remotely and have set …

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The fading line between “fake” and “true”

Philosophers have been debating for thousands of years the concept of “truth”. You’ll probably remember Protagoras of Abdera criteria: “Of all things the measure is Man, of the things that are, that they are, and of the things that are not, that they are not” often captured by the sentence: …

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Ready to swallow a digital camera?

A pill camera is no news (watch the clip, now almost 10 years old) to the point that its use in medical diagnostic has got a name: capsule endoscopy. What is new is that the NHS (medical service in the UK) now has adopted this diagnostic tool for screening people …

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Walking again with an exoskeleton

Millions of people have lower-limb paralyses limiting their movement possibility and affecting the life of their families (in addition to limiting their possibility to find a job). The Toyota Mobility Foundation set up a 4 million $ challenge in 2017 to come up with effective devices that could overcome this …

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