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๐Ÿ‘‰ Issue #25 of QX Snapshots is out!





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๐Ÿค– [๐€๐ˆ] AWS rolls out generative AI service for healthcare documentation software. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a new AI-enabled service called AWS HealthScribe, designed to help healthcare professionals with transcription and analysis of conversations with patients, thereby aiding clinical note creation. The service uses generative AI and speech recognition to transform patient-clinician conversations into preliminary clinical notes, extracting key medical terms and creating summaries to be integrated into electronic health record (EHR) systems.


โ–ถ [๐€๐ˆ] Meta prepares chatbots with personas to try to retain users.


โ›“ [๐๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค๐œ๐ก๐š๐ข๐ง] Blockchain bond platform LedgerEdge to close. Founded by R3 CEO. Blockchain bond solution LedgerEdge, co-founded by David Rutter, is shutting down due to struggles with regular adoption and funding issues. LedgerEdge was established in 2020 to allow buy and sell-side firms to share pre-trade data on a peer-to-peer basis using smart contracts, aiming to give users more control over their data. At launch, it had 45 firms in the UK Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) and 70 globally using or onboarding it, but the company struggled to get firms to use it regularly.


โ–ถ [๐๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค๐œ๐ก๐š๐ข๐ง] Chinaโ€™s 2025 Vision for Blockchain Development.


๐Ÿ’ป [๐Œ๐ž๐ญ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž] Pixar, Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, and NVIDIA, in collaboration with the Joint Development Foundation (JDF), have formed the Alliance for OpenUSD (AOUSD) to foster the evolution and adoption of Pixarโ€™s Universal Scene Description (OpenUSD) technology. OpenUSD, created by Pixar, provides a robust interoperability across 3D tools, data, and workflows.


๐ŸŽ† [๐๐ฎ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ] Airbus, BMW Group, and quantum technology firm Quantinuum have partnered to accelerate research into the use of quantum computers to simulate quantum systems, particularly focusing on the chemical reactions in fuel cells. The team hopes to identify alternative materials to improve the performance and reduce the production costs of fuel cells.


โ–ถ [๐๐ฎ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ] Who is winning the quantum computing race worldwide?


โ–ถ [๐Ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก] UK launches ยฃ40M fund to drive local IoT and 5G innovation. The UK government has launched a ยฃ40 million fund to improve digital connectivity and accelerate the development of advanced wireless technologies, including IoT and 5G. The fund aims to support innovation in sectors such as manufacturing, transport, agriculture, and public services.

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