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A Bit or Two About Qubits

A Bit or Two About Qubits

Computing comes down to harnessing physics in different ways in order to process information. The difference between classical computing and quantum computing is in manipulating bits versus quantum bits, also called qubits. Much like bits, the two levels of a qubit are labelled by 0 and 1. Examples of qubits include electron spin or the polarization of light. What are electron spin and light polarization?

Visualizing Market Risk to Increase Return on Investment

Visualizing Market Risk to Increase Return on Investment

Market risk is commonly modelled as a normal distribution of the expected returns for a financial instrument: The most likely outcome is at the peak, located in the middle of the distribution. The width of the curve on either side of the peak indicates the uncertainty or volatility of the market. Large volatility brings the possibility of making a lot of money, but also the risk of losing a lot of money.

Gaining the Edge on Medical Imaging in Remote Communities

Gaining the Edge on Medical Imaging in Remote Communities

1QBit earns second place at the (Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine) SIIM Hackathon for the prototype of their pAI project. The prototype involved implementing XrAI on a Raspberry Pi—a small single-board computer developed with the intention of teaching basic computer science in schools and in developing countries. The demonstration is a great leap forward in providing greater accessibility to assisted medical imaging, and a powerful educational tool for underserved communities that lack internet access and financial or medical resources.

What Brains, Bits, and Quantum Physics Have in Common

What Brains, Bits, and Quantum Physics Have in Common

The laws of physics are manifested everywhere in nature. Consider a flowing river: it obeys physical laws and, in effect, solves complex fluid dynamics equations as it flows from one point to another. The laws of physics are always at work, but are not being harnessed in a programmable way. A river, of course, is not considered to be a computer.

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The Importance of Investing in People

The Importance of Investing in People

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Optimizing Logistics Using Quantum Computing

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A Bit or Two About Qubits

A Bit or Two About Qubits

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Inside the World of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

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Visualizing Market Risk to Increase Return on Investment

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Gaining the Edge on Medical Imaging in Remote Communities

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What Brains, Bits, and Quantum Physics Have in Common

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Clemens Adolphs’s Journey from Intern to Tackling Quantum Computing’s Most Challenging Problems

Clemens Adolphs’s Journey from Intern to Tackling Quantum Computing’s Most Challenging Problems

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The 1QBit Guide to Advanced and Quantum Computing

The 1QBit Guide to Advanced and Quantum Computing

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