Government Partnership Offers Cash Prizes for AI Tools That Support Coronavirus Research

National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine | March 16, 2020

Government Partnership Offers Cash Prizes for AI Tools That Support Coronavirus Research
Researchers across the globe are working to develop vaccines and cures for COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by a new strain of the coronavirus. To assist in this effort, the White House and industry and academic partners announced Monday a new data repository offering open access to the nation’s best, cutting-edge research on the coronavirus family and a prize challenge to develop artificial intelligence tools to help. The COVID-19 Open Research Dataset, or CORD-19, was created through a collaboration between government, industry and academia, including the Allen Institute for AI, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, Microsoft, Google Cloud’s Kaggle platform and the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine.

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The never-ending political stalemate in Washington seems more and more likely to lead to a government shutdown. The ramifications of a government shutdown are difficult to predict. What can be predicted is that a shutdown will adversely affect government contracting. Someone may “win” this game of brinkmanship but regardless of political orientation, most government contractors, contractor employees, and the important government programs they support will suffer.

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The never-ending political stalemate in Washington seems more and more likely to lead to a government shutdown. The ramifications of a government shutdown are difficult to predict. What can be predicted is that a shutdown will adversely affect government contracting. Someone may “win” this game of brinkmanship but regardless of political orientation, most government contractors, contractor employees, and the important government programs they support will suffer.

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