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Six UC Berkeley-led projects win funding to combat COVID-19 with AI | Berkeley News

News | Jun 30 2020

Affiliate Stefano Bertozzi has been awarded funding from the C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute for a project using data from the Mexican Social Security Institute to better understand determinants of exposure and susceptibility to COVID-19.

“Six UC Berkeley-led projects have won funding from the recently launched C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to combat the spread of COVID-19 and other emerging diseases.

These wide-ranging research projects will use AI and machine learning tools to understand and reduce the threat posed by the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a variety of ways, from tracking the transmission dynamics of the virus in Mexico to speeding the discovery of small molecules that could one day serve as pharmaceutical treatments for the disease.

The C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute, a research consortium established in March by enterprise AI software company C3.ai and headquartered at Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, aims to mobilize AI, machine learning and the Internet of Things to transform societal-scale systems.

The six Berkeley-led projects are among 26 projects awarded a total of $5.4 million by the institute to accelerate AI research for COVID-19 mitigation through advances in medicine, urban planning and public policy.”

Source: Six UC Berkeley-led projects win funding to combat COVID-19 with AI | Berkeley News

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