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COVID Data Report Card: Mixed Results for Public Health

Feb 12, 2021 |

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the importance of “following the data” has been emphasized repeatedly, and for good reason: It provides the best chances for us to minimize the harm caused by COVID-19. Read more…

USC’s AI Framework Pushes Back Against COVID-19 Variants

Feb 9, 2021 |

Just when vaccines were approved and began to be distributed, COVID-19’s first troubling variants started to rear their ugly heads. The variants, particularly those from South Africa and the United Kingdom, possess troubling traits like higher infectiousness, higher risks of mortality and greater abilities to evade both natural antibodies and vaccines. Read more…

XPRIZE Seeks AI That Balances COVID-19 Containment, Economic Impact

Feb 5, 2021 |

Half a million dollars are up for grabs in the latest XPRIZE competition, which pits dozens of data science teams against one another to find prescriptive models that contain the spread of COVID-19 without strangling the economy. Read more…

Why Object Storage Is the Answer to AI’s Biggest Challenge

Jan 27, 2021 |

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored just how critical it is to be able to quickly analyze and interpret data — and the invaluable role that artificial intelligence and machine learning play in savvy decision-making. Read more…

Using Genetic Grammar, MIT NLP Model Examines How Viruses Escape

Jan 25, 2021 |

As the COVID-19 pandemic crosses the one-year mark, its various mutations are increasingly dominating headlines. Part of this is due to some variants’ increased infectiousness, but much of it also stems from an underlying worry: Read more…

Governance, Privacy, and Ethics at the Forefront of Data in 2021

Jan 21, 2021 |

As we continue to gear up 2021, it’s hard to envision the topics of data governance, privacy, and ethics not becoming more pressing topics for companies. While the rewards of using data are great, so too are the risks connected with abusing, losing, and misusing data, and those risks are becoming ever more clear. Read more…

How Data Will Help Us Return to Work from COVID

Jan 20, 2021 |

We’re all feeling a bit of COVID fatigue, but thanks to the rapid creation of two vaccines (with more on the way), there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel. Read more…

AI-Powered, Wearable-Enabled COVID-19 Screening Solution Begins Validation

Jan 15, 2021 |

Despite millions of tests per day, the United States remains mired in the darkest phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, with thousands of daily deaths and rising case numbers. One heavy-hitter contributor to this crisis is COVID-19’s propensity for asymptomatic transmission, which medical researchers estimate may account for around 59% of all COVID-19 transmission. Read more…

2021 Predictions from the Edge and IoT

Jan 11, 2021 |

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been lurking on the edge of our networks and our consciousness for some time. With a substantial increase in bandwidth promised via 5G networks, the potential for businesses to seize a competitive advantage in 2021 is sizable. Read more…

Peering Into the Crystal Ball of Advanced Analytics

Jan 4, 2021 |

The world of advanced analytics was evolving quickly at the end of 2020. And according to our panel of experts who volunteered predictions on the topic, the accelerated pace of change in advanced data analytics will continue in 2021. Read more…

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