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When There’s No Time to Waste, It’s Time for Advanced Tools Such as AI (Part 8)

With large numbers of people suffering and dying from COVID every day, there’s no time to waste. As a result, we’ve been driven to meet this challenge with the most advanced care strategies and latest technological tools available. Key factors for success that we’ve identified include collaboration and the ability to understand complex interrelated factors […]

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The Magic Behind the XPRIZE Pandemic Response Challenge – and Why It Matters (Part 7)

The recently concluded XPRIZE Pandemic Response Challenge reveals the role advanced artificial intelligence (AI) can play in helping to find solutions to humanity’s greatest challenges.  The competition challenged AI practitioners to develop not only better models to predict where the COVID-19 pandemic is headed, but also to recommend what we should do about it: that […]

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The Search for COVID Answers Begins with the Right Data (Part 6)

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, businesses had more questions than answers: Which policies would stem the spread? What’s the best way to distribute vaccines? How can we safely reopen? While many questions are still being debated, it’s clear what distinguishes leaders from laggards: preparedness with data, artificial intelligence (AI), the cloud and agile practices. The […]

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Here’s What We Need to Know to Stop the Pandemic (Part 4)

As an advisory board member for the Pandemic Response Challenge launched by Cognizant and XPRIZE, I’m all too aware of the complexities involved with accurately predicting how policy interventions will change the trajectory of COVID-19. There’s so much data that needs to be considered to accurately make these predictions, and that data can be hard […]

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Collaboration Is Key to Unlocking the Power of AI (Part 3)

As the curtain opens on 2021, there’s plenty of uncertainty mixed in with the overall hope for a better year. Amid the unknown, however, one thing is sure: Artificial intelligence will play a major role in whatever the next 12 months may bring. Second, even as businesses and governments jostle for AI domination, those who […]

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Vaccinations Are Coming – and AI Is Needed More than Ever (Part 2)

As COVID-19 infects more people worldwide than ever before in its nearly year-long rise to global pandemic proportions, hope is also emerging. Several vaccine trials have proved safe and effective, and vaccination programs are moving forward globally that could eventually end the pandemic. This makes our Pandemic Response Challenge with XPRIZE even more timely and relevant […]

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Even Inexact Data Can Be Meaningful to AI – and Other COVID Lessons Learned (Part 1)

COVID-19 has turned our professional and personal lives upside down. But it’s also giving us a crash course in using artificial intelligence (AI) to predict and navigate an uncertain future. While there’s still a lot to learn, we believe so strongly in the potential for AI to lessen the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 […]

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