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Digital Health is, slowly, coming

The amount of investment in start ups focussing on Digital Health has kept growing in the last years and, interestingly, we are seeing recurring investment on the same companies indicating that it is no longer a widespread distribution “just in case”, rather a continuous investment on few companies that show …

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Digital Transformation in Health Care – VI

I started this series of posts on the Digital Transformation of Health Care pointing out at the three looming disruptions ahead: de-localisation, personalisation and digitalisation. These correspond, broadly speaking to the area of Digital Health, Precision Health and Big Data, even though these areas are connected with one another as …

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Data at the edges

The Moore’s law, the doubling of transistors on a chip (of a given size) every 18 months and the parallel having of cost per transistor has basically been matched by the growth of data, hence, roughly speaking, our capability to process data has been in synch with the number of …

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Transhumanism: Increasing Human Thought Capabilities II

The increase of thinking capabilities can be pursued by: “engineering” a better “brain” (pretty though, since we do not know yet how it works nor how the genome is shaping it …) Improving processing capabilities through focused stimulation better exploiting its capabilities, including establishing better connection with it, feeding more pertinent …

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Transhumanism: Evolving the Human Body VII

Life without disease In the last century health care made incredible progresses. Purified water and better food take the lion share in this progress, although they are often underestimated. Drugs, surgery (enabled by anesthesia), antibiotics and more recently anti-immune therapy have fought diseases that were killing millions of people. On …

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A growing need for “Long Data”

We are quite familiar with Big Data and we are also quite familiar with Huge Data. The latter are the ones being generated and used every single moment by all of us (posting that picture on Instagram, watching that clip on YouTube….) with the former being the exploitation of that …

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The future of Health Care is tied to AI and big data

The future of Health care, broadly speaking, is progressing along two directions: better understanding of the single individual and leveraging data from a multitude of individuals. Both are fuelled by increasing capability of “seeing” what is going on -that includes the genome sequencing-, thanks to better sensors and harvesting capabilities …

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Carrying 10 Exabyte of cars generated data

Toyota announced on August 10th the creation of the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium, along with Intel, Ericsson, Denso Corp, NTT and NTT Docomo. The consortium has the goal of developing an ecosystem for connected cars able to leverage on the huge amount of data that vehicles, and particularly autonomous vehicles …

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