Ultimately, fully understanding and solving the coronavirus pandemic will be about the data. There’s no shortage of data sources that are growing hourly. Now nine organizations, business and academic, have formed a coalition to fund world-leading scientists in a coordinated effort to slow the virus and find solutions. Researchers and scientists will have access to massive sets of coronavirus data unified in one place, and added incentives such as cash awards and access to supercomputers and an advanced data analytics platform to assist them in applying modern data analysis and artificial intelligence.
Leading this effort is the Silicon Valley company C3.ai, whose founder, Tom Siebel, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.