Google Grants $8.5m to Organizations to Study COVID-19 Trends, Including use of AI & Analytics

Google Grants $8.5m to Organizations to Study COVID-19 Trends Including use of AI & Analytics

Google’s foundation has awarded $100 million toward addressing COVID-19 challenges announced back in May. The funds support various organizations involving not only monitoring and forecasting disease but also addressing health care equity, targeting at-risk workers and more. Recently, Google announced in a blog post $8.5 million of funding to 31 organizations to advance artificial intelligence and advanced analytical focuses to help not only better understand how COVID-19 impacts at risk healthcare workers and vulnerable communities (e.g. social determinants of health), but also greater intelligence toward tracking the distribution and spread of the disease.

What follows is a list of the organizations and the associated funds as published on the Google blog.

Google Awards

1. Carnegie Mellon University for interactive maps that display real time COVID-19 data2. Keio University to investigate reliability of large-scale surveys to model COVID-19 spread3. University College London for modeling COVID-19 prevalence4. Boston Children's Hospital, Oxford University, Northwestern University for building a public health data platform5. Tel Aviv University to develop simulation model...

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