The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a swift reassessment of how, where and when education should be delivered. Classes have migrated online as schools and universities across the world remain closed or are having a hard time reopening, and the educational sector has been forced to adopt digital solutions in an unprecedented rate.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative just announced a new program informally called Chan Zuckerberg Science to invest $3 billion over the next decade to help cure, prevent, or manage all disease.
Informatics infrastructure, including using artificial intelligence that enables smart data mining, is crucial. Despite this, medicine has fallen way behind the computer science revolution.
Biden called for more open sharing of data and the elimination of data silos. He acknowledged public concerns over privacy and the need to devise solutions to protect against privacy breaches. Intriguingly, the panel noted that while data can be stripped of patient information, anonymizing it for research purposes, it is now possible to reconstruct faces from genomic data