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  • Here's why AI didn't save us from COVID-19

    When the COVID-19 pandemic began we were all so full of hope. We assumed our technology would save us from a disease that could be stymied by such modest steps as washing our hands and wearing face masks. We were so sure that artificial intelligence would become our champion in a ...

  • Is your brain okay?

    Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to stop its spread. You can subscribe here. Hola pandemic pals, I've returned from my staycation and wow, what a couple of weeks to miss. ...

  • Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine is starting to look like a winner

    Oxford researchers have developed a potential vaccine for COVID-19. Early testing in more than 1,000 clinical trial participants indicates the treatment is both safe and effective. Epidemiology breakthroughs aren't our usual subject matter here at TNW, but the opportunity to finally ...

  • US surveillance company Palantir nabs £1M UK COVID-19 contract

    In for a penny, in for a pound. The UK yesterday revealed US surveillance company Palantir had secured a £1 million contract renewal to continue its work on the country's COVID-19 data-aggregation project. That's a hefty increase over the initial contract signed just four months ...

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