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The fight against COVID-19 needs an urgent lesson in data management from the finance and retail sectors (Simon Brightman, Medium.com)

The way to get back to a “new normal”, our national economies going, workers back to work and our kids back to school is with a massive user-contributed data strategy and simple, iterative execution plan Author’s note: This article was written on April 6th, a few days before the now widely shared announcements by Google Apple […]

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Cambridge University – Progress using COVID-19 patient data to train machine learning models for healthcare

Following the call for governments to use machine learning and AI techniques to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Mihaela van der Schaar gives an update on a working proof of concept she has built using anonymised data from Public Health England. The progress we’ve made so far is extremely encouraging: we now have a […]

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World FinTech Report 2020: FinTech Collaboration Is Even-More Essential Now for Banks to Achieve Customer-Centricity

Banks that collaborate, embrace Open X and transform into Inventive Banks are most likely to prosper Capgemini and Efma published the World FinTech Report 2020 revealing that despite a widening gulf between traditional banks on one side and BigTechs and challenger banks on the other, traditional banks have an opportunity to thrive in today’s market by embracing Open X1 and becoming Inventive […]

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COVID-19 Makes Mobile Operators, AI and Analytics as Critical as Hand Sanitizer (Silvia Veronese, aithority.com)

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the world, the first thing we all did, after rushing to the store in search of masks and isopropyl alcohol, was to crawl the Internet for information. And as the pandemic continued to grow, employees everywhere started receiving mandates to work from home, students switched to virtual learning and, in a […]

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Data scientists: White House issues a call to arms (Greg Nichols, zdnet.com)

A COVID-19 dataset may hold the key to flattening the curve. Data scientists are being asked to unlock valuable insights. There’s been a call to arms for data scientists. U.S. health and tech leaders in The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy want qualified data scientists to mine terabytes of available research data […]

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Microsoft’s AI recommends lockdown strategies to curb coronavirus (Kyle Wiggers, VentureBeat.com)

A preprint paper coauthored by researchers at Microsoft, the Indian Institute of Technology, and TCS Research (the R&D division of Tata Consultancy Services) describes an AI framework designed to help cities and regions make policy decisions about lockdowns, closures, and physical distancing in response to COVID-19. They claim that because it learns policies automatically as a function of […]

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Innovative Solutions Canada – Funding to Fight COVID-19

Open funding opportunities COVID-19 challenge – Low-cost sensor system for COVID-19 patient monitoring NRC is seeking a low cost system (unit cost <$25) that can continuously measure temperature, peripheral capillary oxygen saturation (SpO2), blood pressure (BP), pulse and respiration rates, and transmit this information wirelessly to a base station for COVID-19 patient monitoring in locales including ERs, general wards, […]

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Every Vaccine and Treatment in Development for COVID-19, So Far (Nick Routley, visualcapitalist.com)

Every Vaccine and Treatment in Development for COVID-19 As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to skyrocket, healthcare researchers around the world are working tirelessly to discover new life-saving medical innovations. The projects these companies are working on can be organized into three distinct groups: Diagnostics: Quickly and effectively detecting the disease in the first […]

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Could wearables like Apple Watch, Fitbit fitness trackers help detect coronavirus? (Mike Feibus, USAToday.com)

 Personal electronics makers like Apple, Fitbit and Samsung build fitness trackers, smartwatches and other wearables to help keep us healthy by monitoring our activity. Increasingly, they’re also being used to identify and monitor the sick. And now, as those stricken with COVID-19 overwhelm the nation’s health care system, the scarcity of test kits confounds hospitals’ […]

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Estimote launches wearables for workplace-level contact tracing for COVID-19 (Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch.com)

Bluetooth location beacon startup Estimote has adapted its technological expertise to develop a new product designed specifically for curbing the spread of COVID-19. The company created a new range of wearable devices that co-founder Steve Cheney believes can enhance workplace safety for those who have to be co-located at a physical workplace even while social distancing and […]