Work in AI? Want to help with COVID? Work on the CORD-19 dataset:…Uncle Sam wants the world’s AI researchers to make COVID-19 dataset navigable…
As the COVID pandemic moves across the world, many AI researchers have been wondering how they can best help. A good starting place is developing new data mining and text analysis tools for the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19), a new machine-readable Coronavirus literature dataset containing 29,000 articles.
Where the dataset came from: The dataset was assembled by a collaboration of the Allen Institute for AI, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), Microsoft, and the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) requested the dataset, according to a government statement.
Enter the COVID-19 challenge: If you want to build tools to navigate the dataset, then download the data and complete various tasks and challenges hosted at Kaggle.
Why this matters: Hopefully obvious!
Read more:Call to Action to the Tech Community on New Machine Readable COVID-19 Dataset (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy).