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Will Blockchain Transform Personal Health Data Management?

With news that vaccines to control the spread of COVID-19 have been developed and approved, the next step will be the enormous undertaking of administering them to the public. For the current vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech to be long-lasting and effective, individuals must take two separate doses three to four weeks apart (the […]

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Machine Learning Boasts Big Promises, But Still Contains a Major Weakness

Recently, MIT researchers used machine learning—computer algorithms that automatically learn and get better over time—to predict that a number of COVID-19 vaccines currently in development may not adequately protect people of Black and Asian descent. In a study published in late November, the researchers say their machine learning models predicted the likelihood of vaccines properly […]

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Will Deep Learning Accelerate the Spread of IoT?

With over 55 million people infected with COVID-19 worldwide, hospitals are under enormous strain, and remote care is needed more than ever. To meet the growing demand, the European Commission has created an (EUR) $8 million project called “IntellIoT”. It is one of several projects that will use Internet of Things (IoT) technology to boost […]

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How Blockchain Will Boost Global Supply Chains During the Pandemic

With more people shopping online than ever before during the COVID-19 pandemic, blockchain is increasingly becoming a solution to tracking and authenticating goods along the complex and arduous global supply chain. Blockchain is a decentralized digital ledger of transactions that records data in a way that prevents hacking and data altercation. Not only will this […]

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Can Ultraviolet Light Kill COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has killed over a million people across the globe. Until a vaccine is available, social distancing and regular hand washing are our best protection from the virus. However, a lesser known method can also help combat the virus: ultraviolet (UV) light. Although sunlight does contain types of UV light, these types are […]

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During a Crisis, Can AI Systems Be Designed Both Quickly and Ethically?

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to save thousands of lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. However,  rapid deployment of these systems, such as the use of apps that combine AI with blockchain to track COVID-19 cases, can pose substantial risks to privacy, according to a group of researchers who recently published their concerns in the […]

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Can Blockchain Help to Stop the Spread of COVID-19?

Many experts fear that using technology like blockchain to track personal health data during the COVID-19 pandemic can threaten personal data privacy in the United States. However, others say the technology can help stop the pandemic’s spread without encroaching on privacy, as long as it’s done correctly.  “The current ethos is to give up all […]

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