Israeli firm brings AI to Africa’s fight with malaria

04 July 2021 - 00:02 By Arthur Goldstuck

One of the world’s biggest prizes for innovation has gone to an app that aims to eliminate malaria — and the award will boost the fight against malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa.

XPRIZE, an incentive competition geared towards solving some of humanity’s challenges, joined forces with IBM and its Watson artificial intelligence (AI) project to advance the use of AI to “spark creative, innovative and audacious demonstrations of the technology that are truly scalable to solve societal grand challenges”...

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