AI Experts Needed to Research COVID-19

CAST | April 20, 2020 | by Donna Childress

Take the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset Challenge (CORD-19) to develop much-needed data mining techniques.

If you are an expert in artificial intelligence (AI), please join the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset Challenge (CORD-19) to help medical experts answer important questions about COVID-19.
The COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) creators and the White House have issued a call to action for AI experts worldwide. You are needed to develop text and data mining techniques to support the COVID-19 response.
CORD-19 is the most extensive machine-readable coronavirus literature collection available for data mining to date. It is a free resource of more than 47,000 scholarly articles—including over 36,000 with full text—about COVID-19 and coronaviruses, for use by the global research community. Developers include the Allen Institute for AI, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, Microsoft, and the National Library of Medicine.
AI experts’ help is needed urgently, because the rapid increase in coronavirus literature makes it difficult for the medical community to keep up.
You may use CORD-19 to find new insights about the COVID-19 pandemic’s natural history, virus transmission and diagnostics, management measures at the human-animal interface, lessons from previous epidemiological studies, and more.
Kaggle is sponsoring a $1,000 per task award to the winner whose submission best meets the evaluation criteria. The winner may receive payment or make a charitable donation to COVID-19 relief/research efforts.
See the initial key questions and learn more about the challenge. Please consider playing a part in helping to understand COVID-19.