Pandemic

14 May 2021 / Education, Pandemic
COVID-19 has put the world on a steep learning curve – not least for university students. Students at the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics (MTUCI) are familiar with the challenge, having been forced by the pandemic to study...
  • 14 May 2021
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12 May 2021 / Disinformation, Pandemic
As countries worldwide struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, their health and economic response policies need to reflect the shifting, often elusive, sentiments of society. The novel coronavirus, along with vaccines to prevent it, have provoked an unprecedented flood of distorted...
  • 12 May 2021
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US President Joe Biden recently announced a goal for 70 per cent of the adult US population to have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot by July 4. Cities are playing a key role in this historic vaccination effort,...
  • 7 May 2021
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30 September 2020 / Health, Pandemic
As the world races to control the spread of COVID-19 and find a vaccine, what role can artificial intelligence play? This is the question that Yoshua Bengio, founder of Mila and winner of the 2019 ACM A.M. Turing award, and...
  • 30 September 2020
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7 September 2020 / Health, Pandemic
A new ad-hoc group within the ITU-WHO Focus Group on Artificial Intelligence for Health aims to establish best practices in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) at each lifecycle of a public health emergency. Participation is open to all interested parties. The group will...
  • 7 September 2020
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29 April 2020 / Pandemic, Safety, Smart Mobility
At a time when people around the world are observing social distancing measures to halt the spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic, driverless mobility – which, by definition, offers mobility with minimal human interaction – seems more relevant than ever....
  • 29 April 2020
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15 April 2020 / Health, Pandemic
Digital health technologies are critical tools in the ongoing fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic. Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, 5G and robotics can provide valuable and innovative solutions for patient treatment, frontline protection, risk reduction, communications and improved quality...
  • 15 April 2020
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7 April 2020 / Health, Pandemic
Now more than ever, hospitals are under great stress, and the people bearing the brunt of this pandemic are the nurses and clinicians at the frontlines of patient care. Today, 7 April 2020, is World Health Day – and an opportunity to...
  • 7 April 2020
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6 April 2020 / Cybersecurity, Health, Pandemic
Contact tracing is a key public health response to limit infectious disease outbreaks such as the global COVID-19 pandemic. More than ever, authorities worldwide are using the power of mobile technologies to help them understand and manage the spread of...
  • 6 April 2020
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2 April 2020 / Health, Pandemic
The Republic of Korea has been successful so far in containing COVID-19 without shutting down its economy, even though schools, museums and gyms — places where large numbers of people might gather in an enclosed space — are closed. How...
  • 2 April 2020
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