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A.I. Versus the Coronavirus

3/31/2020 2:23:32 PM

The New York Times -- A billionaire developer of software and artificial intelligence is teaming up with top universities and companies to see if A.I. can help curb the current and future pandemics. Illinois CS alumnus Thomas M. Siebel, founder and chief executive of artificial intelligence company C3.ai, said the public-private consortium would spend $367 million in its initial five years, aiming its first awards at finding ways to slow the new coronavirus that is sweeping the globe.