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We’re in the midst of a public health emergency, and life as we know it has ground to a halt. The places we usually go are closed, the events we were looking forward to are canceled, and some of us have lost our jobs or fear losing them soon. But although it may not seem …

AI is an important tool to support public health experts around the world in their efforts to keep people safe and informed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Facebook AI is partnering with academic researchers and other experts on a range of initiatives related to COVID-19. We are sharing overviews of several of these now, and we …

Americans nationwide now have a chance to help government officials decide when to ease social-distancing policies by completing a survey on a new website that compiles information about if and when their counties implemented local shelter-in-place measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. The website, SocialDistancing.Stanford.edu, is part of a research collaboration that aims to provide …

IBM Research has been actively developing new cloud and AI-powered technologies that can help researchers across a variety of scientific disciplines accelerate the process of discovery. As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, we continue to ask how these technologies and our scientific knowledge can help in the global battle against coronavirus. IBM makes available multiple novel, …

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to help us tackle the pressing issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not the technology itself, though, that will make the difference but rather the knowledge and creativity of the humans who use it. Indeed, the COVID-19 crisis will likely expose some of the key shortfalls of …

A major public message by health authorities in the midst of the COVID-19 can probably be summarized through one concept — we must do our best to flatten the curve. While the graphic has been considerably successful in spreading the important message in this pandemic, there are some misconceptions about this “curve” that may lead …

Lunar New Year lanterns lit up the eerily empty streets in Wuhan, China as the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak escalated and swept through at least 36 countries and territories. In the wake of the pandemic, Chinese authorities took emergency steps to limit the virus’s spread and shut down transit going in and out of Wuhan. Amid the rising global …

Compared to the 2002 SARS outbreak about two decades ago and the on-going COVID-19 outbreak today, China is equipped with more powerful technologies that are aiding them in suppressing the spread — Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data analytics. How do they help exactly? Eyes are watching According to Al Jazeera, the Chinese surveillance system …

“The world needs to prepare for pandemics in the same serious way it prepares for war.”  This is according to Bill Gates in a lecture for the Massachusetts Medical Society. He said that the sense of urgency when it comes to biological threats is quite lacking. As a commitment, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation …