The post-2008 recession-era saw the boom of cloud computing which led to the foundation of the present technological landscape, more than the conscious choice it could be reasoned as the post-traumatic drive of humans to bounce back by holding on to the whatever best possible option of survival. We are at a similar juncture with this present COVID-19 situation where Artificial Intelligence and predictive analysis could prove to bring the transformation of a magnitude that cloud computing brought in 2008. Artificial Intelligence is already being used by tech companies and healthcare to find solutions of every sort, right from using data to predict infection patterns to speeding up the discovery of a new drug or vaccine. Companies are using AI applications to research for a potential cure in existing drugs. AI is helping researchers in identifying potential test candidates and substantially reducing the overall research time that could take years for humans to process and come to conclusions.
The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing July 23 on the Heroes Act, a Democratic-backed bill focused on promoting economic recovery from COVID-19 in the U.S. The hearing is expected to begin at 10:30 a.m. Watch it live in the video player above. The $3 billion Heroes Act was passed by House Democrats in mid-May, with the intent to deliver almost $1 trillion for state and local governments, another round of $1,200 direct payments to individuals and help for the unemployed, renters and homeowners, college debt holders and the struggling Postal Service. It has since been stalled in negotiations between the White House and Congressional Republicans, who want to spend less overall and disagree on whether to include a payroll tax cut in the legislation, among other efforts.
"You don't know if you're going to live or die, and Covid puts you on a merry-go-round of symptoms - one minute it's pain in kidneys, then stomach. For a lot of people, although not for me, there's also lung issues and shortness of breath," says Lorraine Pickering, a former teacher at a busy secondary school in Wiltshire, who developed symptoms in March and has since been diagnosed with Covid.