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Computers offer a faster way to cure humanity’s ills

“Although these stories are reports about medical research, they are really about computing – in the sense that neither would have been possible without the application of serious computer power to masses of data. In that way they reflect a new – but so far unacknowledged – reality; that in many important fields leading-edge scientific research cannot be done without access to vast computational and data-handling facilities, with sophisticated software for analysing huge data-sets.”

John Naughton, Computers offer a faster way to cure humanity’s ills

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Paul Love

Written by Paul Love who lives and works in Edinburgh building useful things.