Hello friend! First off, big virtual hug. In this newsletter we will offer new opportunities for you to get involved in the fight against COVID-19, contribute content for upcoming events, showcase your work, and we’ll invite you to a couple virtual events hosted by our partners.
It’s scary out there, but it’s beautiful how the innovation and science communities are working together as we go to war with this virus. The AI community is supporting researchers’ efforts by providing datasets and creating algorithms that will uncover important information and save critical time!
I have been tracking projects launched locally and globally to help with the various challenges we are facing. Teams are developing clearinghouses for medical supplies, projects, and volunteers; testing kits, vaccines, software is being repurposed or developed for supply-chain logistics, screeners, communication tools, prediction modeling, mapping, data visualizers, 3d printing personal protective equipment (PPE), sewing masks, and more…
Ad-hoc collaboration is allowing these self-organized groups to bypass old systems to address institutional and societal problems and get the job done. At this stage, it’s not about perfection, but speed and effectiveness.
Are you working on a COVID-19 related project? We would love to support you and share your story with the world!