Washington DC issues a call to action to AI experts

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Experts from Allen Institute for AI, Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), Microsoft and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health has released the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19). It is scholarly literature about COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, and the coronavirus group.

The dataset was requested by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The dataset released has the most extensive machine-readable coronavirus literature collection available for data and text mining. It has over 29,000 articles.

The White House has now joined the aforementioned institutions in issuing a call to action to AI experts to develop new text and data mining techniques to help the science community answer questions related to COVID-19.

CORD-19 is available on Allen Institute’s SemnticScholar.org website. The information of the resource will be updatedas new research sheds more light on the diseases.Researchers need to submit text and data mining tools and insights they develop in response to this call to action through the Kaggle platform.

In a statement, Michael Kratsios, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, The White House said: “We thank each institution for voluntarily lending its expertise and innovation to this collaborative effort, and call on the United States research community to put artificial intelligence technologies to work in answering key scientific questions about the novel coronavirus.”