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Oxford firm to screen 15,000 drugs in search for coronavirus cure | Business | The Guar... - 0 views

  • Exscientia recently claimed a world first when it announced that human tests of the first drug generated entirely by AI – for obsessive-compulsive disorder – would start in March. The project took less than 12 months, instead of the usual four to five years.
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'More scary than coronavirus': South Korea's health alerts expose private lives | World... - 0 views

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    "As the number of coronavirus cases in South Korea exceeded 6,000 this week, there was a rise, too, in complaints about information overload in the form of emergency virus text alerts that have included embarrassing revelations about infected people's private lives."
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Folding@home diverts users' computer power to finding coronavirus cure - 0 views

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    "The computers are connected into a kind of hive mind via a downloadable software, allowing the system to run calculations with greater speed and efficiency than any individual device. This is necessary to do the complex work of simulating how the proteins that make up the novel coronavirus behave and where there could be potential binding sites for drugs to latch on to."
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This company says it knows who isn't socially distancing - 0 views

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    "The company, Unacast, went live with its Social Distancing Scoreboard Tuesday. The dashboard, billed as a public health utility, includes a county-by-county breakdown of people's movement patterns. It assigns each county a grade, which Unacast based (at least in part) on how much people are traveling. "
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Smartphones could help us track the coronavirus - but at what cost? | John Naughton | O... - 0 views

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    "There's a technology that could be really useful in providing a real-time measure of the effectiveness (or otherwise) of public policy. But it's so intrusive that in "normal" times we would be very hesitant to adopt it. Present times are not normal, though, so we will probably adopt it - perhaps sensibly - "just for the duration of the crisis". And then?"
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Coronavirus: Singapore develops smartphone app for efficient contact tracing, Singapore... - 0 views

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    "Dubbed TraceTogether, the app is able to identify people who have been in close proximity - within 2m for at least 30 minutes - to coronavirus patients using wireless Bluetooth technology, said its developers, the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) and the Ministry of Health (MOH), on Friday (March 20)."
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Hackers are using coronavirus maps to infect your computer - 0 views

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    "As coronavirus threatens to become a global pandemic, everyone's keeping a close eye on how it's spreading across the world. Several organizations have made dashboards to keep track of COVID-19. But now, hackers have found a way to use these dashboards to inject malware into computers."
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Wuhan Kids Give Bad Ratings to Homework-Assigning App to Remove It from App Store - 0 views

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    ""Somehow the little brats worked out that if enough users gave the app a one-star review it would get booted off the App Store. Tens of thousands of reviews flooded in, and DingTalk's rating plummeted overnight from 4.9 to 1.4. The app has had to beg for mercy on social media: 'I'm only five years old myself, please don't kill me.'""
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'The new normal': China's excessive coronavirus public monitoring could be here to stay... - 0 views

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    "Others are more emphatic about the future. Wang Aizhong, an activist based in Guangzhou, said: "This epidemic undoubtedly provides more reason for the government to surveil the public. I don't think authorities will rule out keeping this up after the outbreak.""
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