Tag: Oxford

ProBeat: AI and quantum computing continue to collide

Depending on who you ask, quantum computing is here, not here, and both. A couple things this week reminded me that it doesn’t really matter whether you believe quantum-mechanical phenomena is going to change everything. The mere research into the field is already impacting technology across the board. Binary digits (bits) are the basic units […]

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Oxford researchers’ AI framework may predict Parkinson’s by identifying REM sleep disorder

Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects more than 10 million people worldwide, is traditionally diagnosed clinically by finding slow movement, rest tremors (i.e., a shaking of limbs), and muscle rigidity. But spotting it early isn’t easy — no specific, objective diagnostic test for Parkinson’s exists. Encouragingly, scientists at the University of Oxford have made […]

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Enter Boris?

Boris Johnson—former mayor of London, gadfly of the British political establishment, and, most recently, Brexit’s cheerleader-in-chief—has a colorful range of rebuttals when asked about his evident desire to be prime minister. “As I never tire of saying, my chances of becoming prime minister are only slightly better than being decapitated by a frisbee, blinded by […]

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