- Sunday, 18 July 2021
- Big data
In the continued race to stop the spread of Covid-19; many governments, doctors, and scientists around the world are pondering whether or not a booster vaccine is necessary for defeating the virus. Covid-19 began to make it’s way around the world in December of 2019. A year and a half later, it has infected a total of 197 million people and the cause for over 4 million deaths worldwide.Read more...
- Monday, 15 March 2021
- Big data
What began as a tool to help students at California State University campuses stay on track – artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots quickly became a lifeline to many students isolated due to the pandemic. After hearing of a similar program at Georgia State University- Elizabeth Adams, Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Studies at Cal State Northbridge applied for a grant to help students at California State Universities excel at the school both on an academic and personal level. According to Adams the AI chatbots were created with freshmen and transfer students in mind as well as students who are the first in their families to go to college. “It's especially appealing to first-generation students because they don't always know what questions to ask or who to ask them to, and they don't like being embarrassed about it," Adams noted.Read more...
- Monday, 22 February 2021
- Big data
A study out of Israel comparing two groups of 600,000 people found that symptomatic Covid-19 cases dropped a whopping 94 percent with two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The study, conducted by Health maintenance organization (HMO) Clalit, Irsael’s largest health care provider also found that 92 percent of participants who received the Pfizer vaccine were less likely to become seriously ill with the virus.Read more...
- Sunday, 13 December 2020
“It's time to speak up before another 17,000 people are dead. You know this is wrong. You don't have to be a part of this. Be a hero. Speak out before it's too late” read the text message that was sent to 1,750 state workers through the state’s emergency management system last month.Read more...