AI by the Numbers: 84% of Americans are worried about data collection for Covid-19

Recent surveys, studies, forecasts and other quantitative assessments of AI highlight the current state of adoption of AI by enterprises worldwide, the future of deep learning, and consumers’ attitudes regarding Covid-19 contact tracing.

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Will Work From Home Last Beyond the Pandemic?

Remember we were so worried about AI killing jobs only a year ago? Now that a coronavirus is killing people around the world, the future of work has turned in a new direction, becoming virtual and remote, rather than physical and local. The digital transformation of work has finally arrived. But will it last?

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Dr. Yair Schindel, aMoon Managing Partner, on Covid-19 and Investing in Medtech

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When VC aMoon was established in 2017, “the premise was to invest heavily in the convergence of technology and biology, healthcare and data,” says Dr. Yair Schindel, its Managing Partner. Schindel and Marius Nacht, the other founder of the Israeli venture capital firm which has raised to date more than $1 billion, were talking to potential investors about “the coming tsunami of healthtech” over the next 10 years. “Now we see things happening that we only expected to see three or five years from now,” says Schindel. “In that sense, Covid put everything on steroids.”

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Pandemic Tech Trends and Startups

At the OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Conference on June 22, 2020, Stav Erez and Dr. Jonathan Wiesen presented the top 10 tech trends emerging from the current global pandemic

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Will a Worldwide Healthcare Data Platform Help Fight Future Pandemics?

To respond effectively to a global pandemic, governments need to have access to very large volumes of healthcare data, collected over a long period of time with patient privacy protected, and sourced from many locations and populations around the world.

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Travel During and After the Pandemic

Herzliya, Israel-based Pangea announced today a platform and a process with which governments worldwide can issue a smart card that facilitates entry into airport terminals and airplanes. The card has the holder’s photo, a digital signature, a chip, and a hologram, includes up-to-date encrypted data on the holder’s Covid-19 profile, and can be securely linked to a country’s medical database.

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AI by the Numbers: Mixed Results for Enterprise AI

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Recent surveys, studies, forecasts and other quantitative assessments of AI highlight the mix results of implementing AI in the enterprise; the increased adoption of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Work From Home (WFH) practices as a result of Covid-19; and China as the largest source of top-tier AI researchers, with more than half of them working in the US.

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Pandemic Innovation Fund to Raise $100 Million

Jerusalem-based OurCrowd, the world’s largest crowdfunded-venture investment platform, plans to raise $100 million for its new Pandemic Innovation Fund, investing in technological solutions for the medical, business, educational and social needs triggered by global pandemics and other health emergencies.

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AI by the numbers: The impact of automation on jobs

Recent surveys, studies, forecasts and other quantitative assessments of AI highlight the number of manufacturing jobs eliminated by robots; why robots could replace financial analysts; the very small number of organizations not evaluating or using AI today; and the debate over the usefulness of Covid-19 contact-tracing.

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Covid Near You Helps Defeat the Invisible Enemy

“It is impossible to defeat an enemy that we cannot see,” says Bill Gates. Like many other observers and participants in the fight with COVID-19, Gates maintains that testing is critical for the reopening of the US economy, to identify new hot spots and intervening, even reversing relaxed policies, in a timely manner.

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