The logo of U.S. technology company Apple is to be seen in one of the offices in Basel, Switzerland, March 2, by the year 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House officials met Wednesday with the U.S. technology industry to government officials-to-discuss-tech-oriented response to combat the corona virus outbreak and find ways for government to work with the private sector.
COVID19, the disease is caused by the virus, has killed about 30 people in the United States of america, and infected more than 1,000 Americans and more than 115,000 employees around the world.
The U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Michael Kratsios about the planned release of a new database containing the full text of corona virus-related scientific literature, and urged the tech companies to the use of tools such as artificial intelligence, in order to help medical researchers collect scientific insights in this collection of articles, ” the White House said.
Cutting-edge technology companies, and online platforms will play a major role in this all-hands-on-deck effort,” he said.
The companies will also participate by teleconference provided Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Cisco Systems, Facebook Inc., Alphabet, Inc., Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Twitter, the White House said. Many of US in health it and other federal agencies have also participated, either in person or on conference call.
Other topics that will be discussed at the meeting included increased coordination, information sharing, identification of best practices, to root out the misinformation, and the technical efforts related to the work from a distance, and telehealth tested, the White House said.
White House officials are meeting with the members of the airline, financial, and healthcare industries to discuss ways to deal with the consequences of the spread of the virus.
But these efforts stand in stark contrast to the White House, and the order of the federal officers of health for the treatment of the top-level corona virus meetings are arranged – a very unusual step-by-step, limited information, and limited the government of the u.s. response to the infection.
On Tuesday, The White House and Congress are negotiating on measures for the strengthening of the U.S. economy and Americans’ salaries at the time of the impact, asking for a response in the hard-hit stock markets.
Report by David Shepardson and Nandita Bose in Washington; Editing by Steve Orlofsky; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Steve Orlofsky