Microsoft is committed to pushing the boundaries of technology to improve and positively influence all aspects of society. COVID-19 has mobilized communities around the world to work together on a range of critical issues required to understand and respond to the current pandemic. Scientific research is vital to both this near and long-term pandemic preparedness. To help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, we are increasing the pace and scale of our efforts by deepening our global academic collaborations to help address the current situation and better prepare for future pandemics.
“Bringing together people with expertise, creativity, and passion is the best path forward for addressing difficult challenges with COVID-19. Our efforts today will also bolster our ability to detect and mitigate future pandemics. I am inspired by the many ways the scientific community has aligned to share critical information, new findings, and important insights. These collaborations are essential and will lead the way to vital breakthroughs.”Eric Horvitz, Chief Scientific Officer, Microsoft
These collaborative projects with academia span topics including infection prevention and control, treatment and diagnostics, mental health, and return to work. This program is a joint initiative supported by between Microsoft’s Chief Scientific Officer, Microsoft Research, and Microsoft AI for Health.
Royal Society Science of COVID conference
Highlights from the Studies in Pandemic Preparedness program were presented at the Royal Society Science of COVID Conference (opens in new tab) 30-31 March 2022.
We are working closely with the following research collaborators:
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