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Story of the Week

A faster path to discovering drugs

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We found this promising practice that can be inspiring for key African innovators and researchers seeking out the cure for the coronavirus. A new study led by Singapore researchers used AI to look for the best combination of drugs and dosage to treat Covid-19 patients.

The study found that a combination of remdesivir with lopinavir and ritonavir, which are drugs used to treat patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), could be 6½ times more effective at treating patients compared with just remdesivir.

Latest News

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Pitch your idea on the global stage
June 30 is your deadline to apply to the ITU's recent call. They are providing a unique opportunity to pitch at the largest stage in the world, to investors who understand using AI for good, as against prioritizing profit generation. Forward this to people with worthy ideas!

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Transforming healthcare in poor regions
Read Andrew Jack's piece profiling a multitude of ways AI and technology are being applied to tackle health problems in resource-constrained parts of the world, including Africa. We have found blogs like these useful to provide direction for young intelligent African researchers.

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Technical Articles

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Africa AI accelerator program launches in Ghana
Applications are open. Ghana Tech Lab in partnership with GIZ’s AI and technology entrepreneurship initiatives of “FAIR Forward” and Make-IT in Africa and IBM is excited to announce the launch of the Africa AI Accelerator Program 2020 to support the scaling of the next generation of Africa’s AI start-ups.
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Our 'weird' pandemic behavior is messing up AI models
A good caution to our AI model builders as they continue to make sense from data. Algorithms that run behind the scenes in inventory management, fraud detection, marketing, and more are getting tripped up for unusual behaviours during the covid-19 pandemic.
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Get a head start when building AI for health
Available today, AI models developed jointly with NVIDIA's clara framework team and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) can help researchers study the severity of COVID-19 from chest CT scans and develop new tools to better understand, measure and detect infections. NVIDIA Clara contains domain-specific AI training and deployment workflow tools that allowed NVIDIA and NIH to develop the models in under three weeks.

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Learning AI with projects
Data science (Machine Learning) projects offer you a promising way to kick-start your career in this field. Not only do you get to learn data science by applying it but you also get projects to showcase on your CV! Nowadays, recruiters evaluate a candidate’s potential by his/her work and don’t put a lot of emphasis on certifications. It wouldn’t matter if you just tell them how much you know if you have nothing to show them

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