Hello! This year, the AI LA Community has decided to take a different approach to our annual Life Summit. We are hosting 3 days of dynamic virtual content to help us Reflect, Recenter, and Reimagine science in the age of COVID-19.
As the world had only begun to embrace the possibilities and promise that a new decade brings, our sense of “normal” was stopped in its tracks by the sudden and tragic emergence of the global Coronavirus pandemic. With millions infected, hundreds of thousands perished, and socioeconomic hardship brought about by mandatory quarantines, few lives have been left untouched.
All eyes have now focused on the world of biomedical science, both for delivering the vaccines and therapeutics necessary to overcome the current pandemic and to usher in a bigger, better and brighter future for us all.
In historical never before seen fashion, research labs, hospitals, and private industry have all opened their doors to collaborate, contribute, and innovate in a global effort against COVID-19.
Over the course of just five months, the pandemic has accelerated data-driven approaches through the adoption of telemedicine, R&D in computational biology, health care and infectious disease response.