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White House and tech industry meet to examine coronavirus plan

U.S. officials ask tech giants to make use of AI to extrapolate helpful data from scholarly articles.

Representatives of a number of the world’s largest technology companies have met with White House officials to discuss how technology can fight the outbreak of coronavirus.

According to Reuters, U.S. Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Michael Kratsios introduced the discharge of a whole database of scientific literature. He referred to as upon the tech companies to make use of instruments reminiscent of synthetic intelligence (AI) to “help medical researchers glean scientific insights from this collection of articles”.

“Bleeding edge technology organizations and major online stages will assume a basic job right now at hand exertion,” he purportedly expressed.

Companies that took half within the assembly embrace Amazon, Apple, Cisco Systems, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Twitter. They met with “numerous U.S. health and other government offices'” agents, as successfully, it was expressed. Some got here in particular person, different joined through teleconference.

The coronavirus is believed to have originated within the Chinese province of Wuhan. So far, greater than 120,000 have been contaminated and roughly 4,600 have died. Latest reviews point out the virus has unfold to Europe, with Italy the focus. There are additionally many reported instances in Germany, Austria, Croatia, Spain and the UK.

Many tech giants, together with Google and Microsoft, offered their remote collaboration tools for free to companies for a restricted time, to assist fight the unfold of the illness.

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