Software’s Role In Covid-19 Response And Recovery

As the CEO of the world’s most valuable company, one that works with hundreds of millions of customers and employs more than 150,000 people, Satya Nadella has a unique vantage point for observing technology’s role in combatting Covid-19. The Microsoft chief says he is seeing a migration to newer cloud technology in local governments, schools and hospitals that is in some cases skipping multiple generations of tech.

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For Better And For Worse: COVID-19 Is Forcing Companies To Speed Up Automation

In its report, Forrester notes that many companies are set to invest more in automation than in rehiring in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, corroborating earlier reports that had claimed many businesses were already planning to accelerate their automation strategies.

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Brand Marketing In The Times Of COVID-19 Crisis

In times of crisis, it may be hard for marketers to know where to begin. In just a few short weeks, people have shifted into protection mode, focused on themselves, their families, their employees, their customers, and their communities. Social media reflects this, with pleas for fellow citizens to follow government safety guidelines. People have crossed partisan lines to build bridges within their neighborhoods and communities and unify against an invisible force.

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Contact-Tracing Apps For COVID – 19 And Why It Is A Threat To Our Privacy

Coronavirus contact-tracing apps harm privacy. Regardless of whether they protect the data they collect, they require users to walk around with their smartphones on all the time, which is a privacy risk in itself. More disturbingly, they normalise the idea of our behaviour and actions being directly managed end masse by apps. Both set dangerous precedents for individual privacy and liberty, far in excess of any risk that our health data might be leaked.

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COVID-19 And Artificial Intelligence – Stanford HAI Virtual Conference

COVID-19 and AI: A Virtual Conference convened experts from Stanford and beyond to advance the understanding of the virus and its impact on society. The speakers and topics engaged the broad research community, government and international organizations and civil society, uniting a global community toward solutions to benefit all of humanity.

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COVID-19: A Desperate Time For Digital Transformation

The COVID-19 outbreak is a tragedy that will have widespread and long-lasting implications for humanity and our global economy. Now, it’s imperative for enterprises to build in the necessary operational resiliency to survive this new reality. The COVID-19 pandemic has showcased the value of IT and digital transformation and organizations should use this time to accelerate the transition.

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Responsible Data Science In The Fight Against COVID-19

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen an outpouring of interest on the part of data scientists and AI practitioners wanting to make a contribution. At the same time, some of the resulting efforts have been criticized for promoting the spread of misinformation or being disconnected from the applicable domain knowledge.

In this discussion, we explore how data scientists and ML/AI practitioners can responsibly contribute to the fight against coronavirus and COVID-19.

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Harnessing Artificial Intelligence Technologies To Curb The Global COVID-19 Pandemic – The Israeli Way

Israel is well known for its strength in deep-tech, and is also home to a vibrant AI ecosystem that has been growing rapidly over the past few years. Israel’s unique tech ecosystem includes companies and startups that utilize AI technologies in healthcare, cybersecurity, autonomous driving, and many other fields.

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Look Up To The Cloud(s), In The Era Of The COVID-19 Crisis

One of the biggest stories of the year is the growing impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus contagion. The global response is mind-numbing; the public is scrambling, the stock market is all over the place, and there are hundreds of stories published each day discussing the changing death rate, new cases, and even new strains of the virus.

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