C3.ai's Digital Transformation Institute awarded $5.4 million to 26 researchers to apply artificial intelligence models to COVID-19 mitigation.
The research projects looked at COVID-19 as well as its impact on housing precarity, eviction and inequality as well as the role of social determinants on health and using data science to detect and understand transmission.
C3.ai's Digital Transformation Institute (DTI) with partners University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and the University of California, Berkeley and Microsoft requested papers in March. C3.ai DTI awards include access to the C3 AI Suite, Microsoft Azure compute and storage and data sources such as the C3.ai COVID-19 Data Lake.
"DTI's mission is to attract the world's leading scientists to join in a coordinated and innovative effort to advance digital transformation writ large," said C3.ai CEO Tom Siebel.
By focusing on COVID-19, Siebel said scientists can provide real science and research to make better decisions. "Many decisions that have been made around the world in US have been well intended, but not informed by data," said Siebel, who added contributed data sets, research, algorithms and software will be available to the public.
Projects were peer reviewed on the basis of scientific merit, prior accomplishments of the investigator, the use of AI, machine learning, data analytics, and cloud computing and methods that could scale.
Here's a look at some of the research projects awarded.