According to a recent press release, “C3.ai, Microsoft Corporation, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), the University of California, Berkeley, Princeton University, the University of Chicago, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at UIUC announced two major initiatives: (1) C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute (C3.ai DTI), a research consortium dedicated to accelerating the application of artificial intelligence to speed the pace of digital transformation in business, government, and society. Jointly managed by UC Berkeley and UIUC, C3.ai DTI will sponsor and fund world-leading scientists in a coordinated effort to advance the digital transformation of business, government, and society. (2) C3.ai DTI First Call for Research Proposals: C3.ai DTI invites scholars, developers, and researchers to embrace the challenge of abating COVID-19 and advance the knowledge, science, and technologies for mitigating future pandemics using AI. This is the first in what will be a series of bi-annual calls for Digital Transformation research proposals.”
The release goes on, “Topics for Research Awards may include but are not limited to the following: (1) Applying machine learning and other AI methods to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic; (2) Genome-specific COVID-19 medical protocols, including precision medicine of host responses; (3) Biomedical informatics methods for drug design and repurposing; (4) Design and sharing of clinical trials for collecting data on medications, therapies, and interventions; (5) Modeling, simulation, and prediction for understanding COVID-19 propagation and efficacy of interventions; (6) Logistics and optimization analysis for design of public health strategies and interventions; (7) Rigorous approaches to designing sampling and testing strategies; (8) Data analytics for COVID-19 research harnessing private and sensitive data; (9) Improving societal resilience in response to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
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