Innovating to understand and act
How can we begin to understand the complexity of the pandemic at a societal, personal, and molecular level? We explore the importance of data, biology, and technology in understanding the spread of the disease, its impact on our immune system, and how AI helps experts to uncover new breakthroughs in an avalanche of scientific research.
Biomedical Natural Language Processing
COVID-19 created a surge in new research, highlighting a perennial problem for scientists: How can we stay up to date with cutting edge scientific knowledge? To increase insights into research, we pivoted our approach to natural language processing (NLP).
Unlocking the immune system to understand COVID
Trained originally as an astrophysicist, Jabran Zahid went from mapping the universe to mapping the human immune system—and ultimately towards a deeper understanding of how our bodies respond to COVID, helping to fight the pandemic now and in the future.
Understanding progress against COVID-19
When communities have access to better data, they can make better decisions. Featured in episode 1, this data dashboard provides a global view for the spread of the disease, risk levels, testing, and distribution of vaccines.
Rethinking our shared experiences
What does it take to come together across organizations and boundaries to mobilize against the pandemic? We explore how remote work is profoundly changing our relationships in the workplace, how an unexpected coalition put antibodies to work to fight the disease even before there was a vaccine and how we can co-create solutions with communities for those who are often the most marginalized and impacted by the pandemic.
Before the next pandemic: Learning from data
Data-driven decisions have been critical throughout COVID-19. Now we are taking what we have learned about our data infrastructure and recognizing what needs improvement to better prepare for future pandemics.
Preserving privacy while addressing COVID-19
As countries and companies focus on technologies such as tracking, tracing, and testing to fight the pandemic, it’s critical that privacy of individuals is protected, which led to the development and championing of our seven privacy principles.
The new future of work
Since the onset of the pandemic, people across the globe have experienced a rapid shift to remote work. We have a unique opportunity to create a new and better future of work, empowering people who return to an office, stay remote, or choose a hybrid model of work.
Discovering new ways to emerge resilient
We explore how new innovations are helping us to travel more safely, to share public spaces and to conduct our daily lives. From detecting the virus in our environment, to understanding and optimizing the movements of people, technology can help us reduce the spread of the disease and protect us into the future.
Meet Dr. Greg Bowman
How do you create a global village large enough to power a supercomputer? People power. Dr. Greg Bowman built Folding@home to discover new treatments for COVID-19, using AI and millions of volunteers to simulate protein folding patterns.
Studies in pandemic preparedness
Scientific research is vital to both near and long-term pandemic preparedness. We’ve collaborated with the academic community to support projects spanning topics of infection prevention and control, treatment and diagnostics, mental health, and return to work.
Advancing research for societal resilience
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a profound test of our resolve—and there will always be more challenges on the horizon. We are looking for new ways to anticipate the technology we'll need to face new challenges as they arise.
The future from an alternative perspective
The future is discovered in the unexpected. It’s found where no one has thought to look. Explore the people, ideas, and technologies that are fueling our future.Discover Innovation stories