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How Effective Are Contact Tracing Apps? (Chloe Hadavas,

This article is part of Privacy in the Pandemic, a Future Tense series. At the heart of recent debates on automated contact tracing in the U.S. and Europe has been the issue of privacy. The underlying assumption of these discussions is that contact tracing apps can serve as a kind of panacea—a way for societies to reopen with minor inconvenience—if […]

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What we need is a Global Public-Health Data Strategy for Beating COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

Summary Inthe first 4 months of 2020, the United States alone has seen a death toll from COVID-19 of 60,000 people, which matches all American deaths suffered during 12 years of war in Vietnam. At the same time, annual US deaths from Cancer in 2020 alone are estimated to be over 600,000. While the cause of the COVID-19 […]

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

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,

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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Two Israeli hospitals launch AI-based tele-ICU to support COVID-19 patients (Tammy Lovell,

CLEW’s platform provides predictive analytics to detect respiratory deterioration in advance. Predictive analytics platform CLEW is working with two Israeli hospitals to manage and treat patients infected with the COVID-19 virus, while protecting frontline care workers. Its TeleICU solution CLEW-ICU is being deployed at Sheba Medical Center and the Ichilov Hospital at Tel Aviv Sourasky […]

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How One Company Is Using A.I. to Predict Panic Over Covid-19 (Brit Morse,

The Coronavirus Panic Index applies artificial intelligence to human behavior in real time. From empty grocery store shelves to empty city streets, there are many visible signs of increased anxiety over the coronavirus crisis. But how much is this concern really permeating people’s lives? Dayton, Ohio-based behavioral analytics company Cognovi Labs has found a way to measure people’s emotional response toward Covid-19–in real […]

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Analytics Against COVID-19: Creating Stability In A Time Of Turbulence (Dean Stoecker,

We are in unprecedented times. There is a lot of uncertainty as the world decides how to cope with the disruption of life as we know it. There is no shortage of problems to solve from keeping our global economy afloat, to innovating new medical remedies, to managing healthcare staff and hospital capacity, to disseminating […]