Since the pandemic COVID-19 is shaking all over the planet, several people are dying and facing problems to earn for their livelihood.
Well, big tech firms have responded with remarkable alacrity and they are helping people during the crisis.
Twitter and Facebook have prominently started featuring the links to top standard information from the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization and in their respective feeds and search outcomes.
Over weeks, big tech firms have been accelerating their efforts to help the economy. There are 2 ways that tech organizations are working to decrease control of this epidemic.
The initial step to fight COVID-19 involves providing resources to help with a vaccine, donating money to the hospital for resources, and also advising people about these diseases.
The second step is by providing some relief for the economy so that when organizations and people recover from the social distancing, then people have jobs to get back to, and firms can bounce back. In the case of an employment crisis, Amazon said that it would hire 10,000 people, and Facebook offered $100 million in grants to little businesses.
Big names like NASA, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and other created HPC Consortium
A majority of tech monsters along with government agencies and top universities have joined their forces to make a high-performance computing consortium for the virus. It has believed that it will support in speeding-up our fight against the spread of disease.
Their goal is to put combine high-performance computing systems and HPC systems that can be supported by all the consortium members for helping all the experts to run big calculations of epidemiology, molecular modeling, and bioinformatics. If all these calculations are performed by hand, it can take up to years, or even months if done in a traditional way of calculation.
Machine learning challenge by Kaggle
Kaggle is one of the most active internet communicates for data scientists from all over the planet. It is also a famous platform for several competitions. To tackle pandemic. Kaggle has revealed its fresh bounty-paying challenge known as CORD-19 Open Research Dataset Challenge.
For this challenge, all the ML & AL professionals are needed to develop a data-mining tool that can check a dataset comprising all the research papers or articles ever written on infectious and virology diseases. The goal of this challenge will be to provide the answers for ten tasks or inquiries related to pandemic. Winning prize for each of the job will be a $1,000 cash or a charitable donation to any relief research or fund on COVID-19.
DeepMind Division by Google for Developing Drugs
The search engine monster Google has dedicated its Al-based DeepMind division solely for COVID-19. They have used the new Al-based algorithms along with the computing powers to decode the protein structure of the virus. The findings have helped researchers significantly in developing treatments for COVID-19.
They did so by training their Al-algorithm for the latest trick known as mapping the structure of the novel coronavirus. Professionals have said this finding has already saved many months needed for understanding the protein of coronavirus.
Identifying non-compliance or infected individuals by using AI
China using Al technology in its sophisticated surveillance system for identifying affected persons with COVID-19. It uses facial recognition and temperature detection technology for identifying any person who has a fever and is more likely to have the virus.
Similar to this one, China has permitted officials to use smart helmets for identifying people with the disease. Additionally, the Chinese administration has also created a “Heath Code” that is a monitoring system that uses huge data for identifying and assessing the danger of individuals contracting.