Six UC Berkeley-led Projects Win Funding to Combat COVID-19 with AI

June 26, 2020

Six UC Berkeley-led projects have won funding from the recently launched 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 Digital Transformation Institute, a research consortium established in March by enterprise AI software company 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.

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