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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AI & Data: Our Best Hope for Infectious Disease Prevention, Treatment, Mitigation & Cures

Great challenges require great tools. And in a world where a virus such as SARS-CoV-2 has had a huge global impact in just a matter of months, its complexity and speed require new methods for finding solutions. Advanced forms of artificial intelligence (AI) are already playing a critical role in our pandemic-fighting efforts, and they’re […]

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AI in Life Sciences: Faster Cures for Viral Disease

COVID-19 is upending life as we know it. The potential effect of this viral disease on mortality and public health, as well as the lasting socioeconomic impact of the crisis, is unfathomable. To mitigate the wide-scale impact of this growing pandemic, our hopes are trained on a vaccine, prophylactic or curative, and the life sciences […]

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What Do Clean Water and Clean Project Plans Have in Common? AI

Let’s start with water. Pumps and complex piping systems keep our houses, factories, schools and hospitals functioning. But if something goes wrong, it’s impossible to always have the right technical skills available at every pump installation. This is where AI can transform the process. We teamed up with Grundfos, one of the world’s largest pump […]

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Learning from a Day in the Life of a Data Scientist

A bank turned to one of its data scientists to predict the risk of customers missing their next collections payment, with the goal of reducing bad debt. The data scientist was fortunate enough to have access to a comprehensive data mart containing data across many dimensions – including customers, product holdings, transactions and collections activity. […]

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