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In a World Without Music Festivals, Zyro’s AI Recreates Headliners at Home

Jul 1, 2020 |

If you’re a fan of live music, 2020 has been an extraordinarily bad year for you. From Bonnaroo and Burning Man to Eurovision and Lollapalooza, music festivals around the world have been put on an indefinite pause until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control. Read more…

Sandia Labs Model Predicts COVID-19 Cases Over a Week into the Future

Jul 1, 2020 |

Just over the last several weeks, the United States’ COVID-19 trajectory has dramatically changed, shifting from a promising decline to a terrifying spike that may eclipse the first. Policy-makers are struggling to make decisions about reopening (or shutting down again) amid the chaos, uncertain how future trends will validate or contradict their decisions. Read more…

Poor Data Hurts COVID-19 Contact Tracing, CDC Director Says

Jun 30, 2020 |

The lack of accurate and timely data about COVID-19 infections has hampered the government’s ability to perform contact tracing, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, testified today in Congress. Read more…

FAU Researchers to Create AI-Powered COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool

Jun 25, 2020 |

As the pandemic rears its head in the United States, attention is turning once again to the relative risk of infection in various areas across the country. Now, a team of researchers from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) have received a $90,000 grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF) RAPID program to build an AI-powered, web-based tool for COVID-19 modeling and risk evaluation. Read more…

Salesforce Launches COVID-19 Search to Sift Through Pandemic Studies

Jun 19, 2020 |

COVID-19 is generating research at a rate commensurate with its infections. As millions of cases spread across the world, hundreds of thousands of research papers are pouring into journals, overwhelming researchers in their frantic work to develop vaccines, treatments, and accurate epidemiological models. Read more…

Virtual Conference Season Shifts Into Overdrive on June 22

Jun 19, 2020 |

Thanks to limitations on large gatherings due to COVID-19, the normally active spring conference season has been a total bust, forcing the data and analytics communities underground. But virtual activity has been ramping up in recent weeks and hits a crescendo next week, with no fewer than four major online events and a handful of smaller ones. Read more…

COVID-19 Gives AI a Reality Check

Jun 18, 2020 |

While it seems unlikely that AI will enter another nuclear winter, the current COVID-19 situation is giving enterprises the opportunity to rethink their AI strategies, giving the better AI projects more room to run, while discarding the borderline AI projects that were unlikely to pay off. Read more…

Data Shows Commercial Driving Returning to Normal — but It Varies by Industry

Jun 17, 2020 |

As the U.S. swiftly returns to normal – for now – industry analysts are carefully scrutinizing the economy for signs of recovery. Commercial transportation activity (which includes subsectors like construction transportation, food and beverage transportation, and wholesale trade transportation) is one of those indicators, with much of the industry having slowed or stalled in the wake of widespread COVID-19 shutdowns. Read more…

NIH Launches Massive Initiative for COVID-19 Patient Data Analytics

Jun 16, 2020 |

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to rear its head again in the wake of reopenings in the U.S., accelerating the research pipeline for treatments and vaccines is more important than ever. Read more…

COVID-19 Roundup: Country Rankings, County Trends, How You Can Help & More

Jun 12, 2020 |

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, big data and AI have emerged as crucial tools for everything from diagnosis and epidemiology to therapeutic and vaccine development. Here, we collect the latest news in how big data is fighting back against COVID-19. Read more…

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