In “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”, the Physicist, Historian and Philosopher Thomas Kuhn argues that normal science happens in periods where there is an accepted paradigm that organises the research. Over the course of this period, insoluble puzzles or anomalies crop up. Science then enters a revolutionary period in which scientists ask new questions, move beyond the mere problem solving of the previous paradigm, and change their mental models to point research in a new direction.
Quantum Technologies is in the process of gradually becoming an accepted paradigm that will organise the research as we’ve already entered the period of asking new questions, adapt a bold approach and change our mindset to point this new direction. We have been realising that there are not many people who share this, simply because lack of access to content that is relevant to their challenges.
The adoption barrier
Many of the different forecast ran throughout 2021 claimed the healthcare industry will undergo the most transformation through the use of quantum technologies. only a substantial involvement by the medical community will contribute significantly to our quest for a dramatic leap forward in the next wave of quantum-based innovation.
Yet there is a major issue that prevent this from happening and becoming a real adoption barrier — we refer to the knowledge gap. There are many medical scientists and practitioners who claim that they know nothing about quantum physics except that which they learned from the media, which focuses mostly on the latest trends rather than exploring its potential.
Therefore, we believe it is crucial to provide the medical field with the opportunity to learn, ask, play, and adapt. Our team of QT4HC scientists and engineers thrive to figure out how to create an environment in which researchers and practitioners can develop new forms of research, fill in gaps, overcome challenges, and contribute to a new era of research.
A common impression among medical researchers is that quantum computers are very fast. However, they have little interest in exploring this further.
Although speed is important, the calculation complexity is the key to opening up an entirely new range of applications. From smart molecule simulations to use in drug discovery, and bio-informatic data analysis derived from a wide range of sources and types.
In light of the current state of technology, there are alternative ways to accomplish this using slightly more mature technologies. Currently, most of the current approaches offer only a slight advantage, if any at all.
As a transitional wave, the current Quantum innovation wave is focused on supporting existing approaches. A common example is to apply quantum calculation to machine learning to either improve the required processing power, or be able to deal with data complexity more effectively, or both. It is understandable that you would ask — if the current approach is effective, why change it? That is a question we keep asking ourselves. Realists will assert that Quantum represents an additional tool in the tool box that, once it reaches maturity, will provide a more flexible and powerful approach.
Using quantum technology as a better successor to classical methods is the next step in the transition wave. IBM’s work on extracting information from electronic health records is a successful example of this type of comparative testing* (More on this at the following link)
Our current experience is either of hybrid solutions using Quantum technologies, or of upgraded versions of existing solutions. What can we expect from this curve moving forward?
From “Hybrid” and “Better” to “New”
Using Education to shift the innovation towards NEW directions
During the year 2021, we observed some promising instances of a more mature Hardware market. A significant part of the next steps toward Rethinking New will depend on the application layer as well as education.
In the wake of the growing number of possible use cases from all the large players, we would like to improve education on the other end to enable both parties (the vendors and the end users) to bridge the gap. We propose improving the questions quality, raising new types of challenges, and ultimately testing them in a sandbox.
Our mission: making it simple
Approximately every quarter, there will be a major segment we will focus on examining -
QT4HC team of researchers mission this year is to kick of new type of discussions, invite experts to our round tables, and collaborate with all the stakeholders to encourage public debate that analyse the challenges within this specific segment,
At the end of 2022, we will share all our discoveries with everyone.
If you are a medical researchers or practitioner, that would like to take an active part in what we do, or keep up to date with our activities — you are invited to join our growing community, at Quantum Talks for Medical researchers.
Here to inspire,
Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse : LINK
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