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New Tool Uses Big Data to Understand Covid

Scientists have a new tool, coronascape, that will use big data to help understand Covid-19, reports Medical Express. 

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute today announced they have released Coronascape (coronascape.org), a customized version of the Metascape bioinformatics platform that removes big-data analysis hurdles for biologists.

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Big Data Could Save Airlines

Big data could help the airline industry make a recovery after the decline of flights due to Covid, reports Flight Global. 

In what may seem to some like a lifetime ago, it was back in March that the number of daily commercial flights plummeted as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the aviation industry took shape.

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Using Big Data in Covid Fight

According to Health IT Analytics, the NIH thinks big data could help fight Covid-19,

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is offering contracts to seven companies and academic organizations to develop COVID-19-related digital technologies using big data.

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Using Big Data to Avoid Lockdowns

According to South China Morning Post, big data can be used to inform decisions regarding Covid-19 lockdowns.

You impose a lockdown. With people confined indoors, shops close and the economy grinds to a halt. Your Covid-19 infections fall to pleasing numbers, and soon it appears safe to end the lockdown and reopen your economy. Businesses open, people come out in droves and some sense of normalcy returns.

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Is There Too Much Reliance on Data?

Are leaders relying too much on data and not enough on experience, reports Real Leaders.

Over the last decade, big data analytics has risen to the forefront as a tool to facilitate smarter, faster, and more effective decision-making in business. Its meteoric ascension into corporate boardrooms and executive offices has displaced our conventional ideas about the value of an individual leader’s savvy. 

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U.S. Looks to Stop Flow of Data to China

The U.S. is poised to limit China’s access to American’s big data, reports Bloomberg. 

TikTok, WeChat and Huawei Technologies Co. are just the beginning. What comes next has the potential to reshape the global economy for decades to come.

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Making Quantum Computing More Efficient

 Quantum computing researchers have found a way to make the computers process calculations even faster, reports UNITE AI.               

Quantum computing is one of the most powerful tools available to society, with the potential to solve many of the extremely complex problems that classical computers cannot handle. However, in order to achieve the most powerful quantum computers, there needs to be an increase in efficiency.

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Using Big Data for Conservation

According to Phys.Org, big data can help conservation groups decide what land is perfect for conservation efforts. 

The Harry Butler Institute has collaborated with researchers around the world to develop a new tool to inform conservation decisions across Europe. The research is poised to have a direct and immediate impact—on both science and practice. 

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Verily Uses Big Health Data

Alphabet, Inc’s life insurance company Verily will use big data, reports Bloomberg. 

Verily, the Alphabet Inc. life sciences unit that’s previously targeted mosquito-borne illness and launched Covid-19 testing programs, is getting into the health insurance business.

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Writing the Role of the Chief Data Officer

According to ZD Net, companies are embracing big data and adding chief data officers, but often are unsure what duties the CDO should have. 

The rise of chief data officers (CDOs), who are responsible for organisation-wide governance, management and exploitation of information, has been rapid.

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