How Different States In India Are Using AI-Powered Tools To Combat Covid-19

India may have responded quickly to the problems posed by Covid-19 with the nation-wide lockdown, but enormous challenges to mitigate its spread remains. As states chalk out stringent surveillance and quarantine measures, the demand for digital services to complement these…

How AI Can Help Manage Prisons Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

With inmates huddled together in closely-knitted cells inside prisons, it is little wonder then that these facilities are vulnerable to COVID-19 outbreaks. Coupled with the apathetic approach towards the health and well-being of those incarcerated, managing a pandemic of this…

Carnegie Mellon Unveils Five Interactive Maps To Display Real-Time Information On COVID-19 Maps

Carnegie Mellon University has released five interactive maps which will display real-time information on COVID-19 symptoms, doctor visits, medical tests and browser searches related to the virus. These interactive maps will highlight country-level data which will be used to forecast…

Why Open Source Is Seeing Higher Adoption During COVID-19 Crisis

There are many open source datasets and software tools to fight COVID-19. Open source software and collaboration have brought on multiple instances of innovation in the last decade. As we are in the middle of a global health crisis, the…

Manthan-Led Thoda Bahut To Help Covid-19 Affected Communities In Bengaluru

Analytics solutions provider Manthan’s CEO Atul Jalan has teamed up with like-minded individuals from Bengaluru to launch an open community initiative called Thoda Bahut. Started to help communities most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it brings together supplies, logistics, and…

How Has Facial Recognition Technology Adapted To The Pervasive Use Of Masks?

As millions don masks across the globe, the propitious future of facial recognition technology may be left hanging in the balance. In a departure from WHO guidelines amid the Covid-19 pandemic, people have started adopting the practice of wearing masks…

IIT Kharagpur Allocates Funding For Research Projects On COVID-19 Healthcare Technology Development

IIT Kharagpur has decided to allocate research funding for R&D work related to COVID-19.  IIT Kharagpur submitted a list of projects to the IIT Council last week of which eight projects have been selected to be funded on COVID-19 healthcare…

Apple’s New Maps Tool Shows Activity Changes Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Apart from the collaboration with Google for developing a contact tracing app, Apple Inc. has recently launched an online tool that shows how people are moving around their communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Apple, the tool showcases a…

Renowned Princeton Mathematician & Inventor Of The ‘Game Of Life’, John Horton Conway Dies From COVID-19

A renowned Princeton mathematician, forever favoured by programmers, and a man who invented the Game of Life, John Horton Conway has died, at the age of 82, due to COVID-19 infection. Conway was a mathematician, who has made contributions in…

How Hospitals Can Tap AI To Manage Staff Better Amid Covid-19 Crisis

Much has been written about the role artificial intelligence (AI) can play in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. While the practicality of new technology is still being explored, companies are earnestly working on AI-enabled tools that could support the…

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