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Privacy in the times of coronavirus

This pandemic is fought with medical care, information and data. As already discussed, data can be very useful to fight disease and a lot of technology initiatives are already dedicating efforts to fight coronavirus through databases, dashboards, chatbots, 3D printing of medical supplies, work and delivery groups… In this crisis governments are fully aware of […]

The challenge of coronavirus control in African countries

On Jan 30, 2020, WHO declared the current novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. On March 11th the WHO raised the alert and declared it a pandemic. It’s the first time the WHO has called an outbreak a pandemic since the H1N1 “swine flu” in 2009. However, all […]

Maps, dashboards and APIs to fight coronavirus

What I have lived has made me a big believer in the power of data in epidemics. I have participated in projects related to epidemiology and data in the past and I have started projects like bots4health to facilitate the use of data in healthcare and public health. Through these experiences it has always been […]

Eva, the chatbot for health, can now answer questions about coronavirus and send alerts about the #covid19 crisis

The World Health Organisation has officially declared the Coronavirus a pandemia. My previous experience working as a technology consultant in public health has led me to be increasingly interested in disease and, specifically, in transmission processes and in the power of data to predict, prevent and control outbreaks, as well as in the power of […]

Humans, epidemics and data

Humans can leverage the power of data to combat epidemics such as the coronavirus outbreak that has put the world in siege during the first quarter of 2020. How is data managed in the current epidemic? In today’s epidemic a lot of the data is still collected on paper forms, delaying the extraction of conclusion. […]

Haute Couture Coworking at SoHo House

Vogue publishes that SoHo House, the Club network, is getting into coworking, opening a work plan that starts at 400$ in NYC and planning to offer coworking plans in their other locations – including Berlin and Barcelona – over the next months. Coworking started as a low-end alternative to traditional Business Centres, the space dominated […]

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Defining conversational interfaces

Defining conversational interfaces is a great point to start from if you are considering starting a project or even a career in conversational interfaces. A lot has been spoken about conversational interfaces. As we already saw in this blog, conversational interfaces are not only super popular and present in our culture through things like movies […]

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