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Using Natural Language Processing to Enhance Radiology

Using Natural Language Processing to Enhance Radiology

Natural language processing (NLP) is a family of techniques that often use machine learning to analyze, process, and generate natural language text. It enables computers to process human language and derive meaning from natural language. For example, NLP-driven software can translate text from one language to another. It is also used by search engines to enhance the search experience by...

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Understanding Winter Trends in Natural Gas Futures

Understanding Winter Trends in Natural Gas Futures

Rising prices? Complacent market? The Market Sentiment Meter can help you look more deeply. Large-scale events tend to affect the futures market. For example, demand for natural gas is affected by the weather. Demand is also affected by the patterns in people’s day-to-day lives, which have been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, we will look at a past event in the...

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Right Time, Right Place, Right Team: Dr. Elisabetta Valiante Shares about Her Current Work at 1QBit

Right Time, Right Place, Right Team: Dr. Elisabetta Valiante Shares about Her Current Work at 1QBit

After her PhD, Elisabetta Valiante spent several years working in a university environment, conducting research in astronomy, but something was missing. Progress in astronomy can take a very long time before having an impact in everyday life, and Elisabetta wanted to do something that would have practical applications earlier. After moving to Vancouver, Elisabetta learned about an opening for...

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Everything but the Quantum Kitchen Sink

Everything but the Quantum Kitchen Sink

Improving Machine Learning Using Analog Quantum Computing Artificial intelligence is set to become a $126.0B industry by 2025.¹  Machine learning is a major part of artificial intelligence involving algorithms that improve in performance over time given more data. Applications of machine learning include image and speech recognition, assisted medical diagnoses, traffic prediction, self-driving...

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Andrew Milne, from Physics to Fintech

Andrew Milne, from Physics to Fintech

Andrew Milne immigrated from England to Canada as a child. He grew up partly in Toronto and partly in Vancouver. He began his studies in Computing Science at Simon Fraser University but later transferred to the University of British Columbia (UBC) to obtain his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He followed this with a master’s degree in Engineering Physics, where his thesis work...

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Merlin: An AI Tool that Enhances Radiology Workflow for Follow-Up Examinations

Merlin: An AI Tool that Enhances Radiology Workflow for Follow-Up Examinations

Radiology reports often contain follow-up recommendations for further diagnosis and to assist in the evaluation of potentially serious diseases. Over 35% of follow-up imaging recommendations fail to be scheduled.¹  If these recommendations are not tracked in a timely manner, or lost track of entirely, they can damage doctor–patient relationships and result in delayed diagnosis and poor patient...

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Minimizing Financial Risk Using Quantum Computing

Minimizing Financial Risk Using Quantum Computing

The study of finance relies on making the best possible decisions despite future uncertainty. There is always risk when making financial decisions, and it goes hand in hand with return. A core problem in computational finance is risk minimization, and classical computers (that is, non-quantum computers) are often used to solve this problem using a variety of algorithms. But such methods are not...

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Empowering Frontline Clinicians with XrAI

Empowering Frontline Clinicians with XrAI

At the 106th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), 1QBit showcased XrAI, an AI-powered clinical support and workflow solution with the potential to set a new standard for world-class health care and transform the practice of radiology. This solution empowers frontline clinicians to improve their capability to identify abnormalities and...

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Linking Academia and Business, 1QBit Wins the Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership — Industry

Linking Academia and Business, 1QBit Wins the Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership — Industry

1QBit was named the recipient of the Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership—Industry. Awarded to organizations that are pioneers in research and innovation in Canada, it reflects 1QBit’s commitment to being a leader in solving the most-challenging industry problems with forward-thinking, advanced computing technology. The award also validates 1QBit’s having deep roots in developing research...

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Improving Blood Pressure Measurements Using Machine Learning

Improving Blood Pressure Measurements Using Machine Learning

Diagnosis and Prevention of Blood Pressure Diseases  Blood pressure diseases have increasingly been identified as being among the main factors threatening human health.¹ Measuring and monitoring blood pressure regularly is important for the early detection and diagnosis of diseases related to blood pressure and to ensure timely treatment and prevention. Medical devices using algorithms enhanced...

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