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White House Urges Researchers to Use AI to Analyze 29,000 Coronavirus Papers


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The database contains about 13,000 articles in their entirety, in a format that software can easily analyze.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has asked researchers to use artificial intelligence to analyze scholarly articles for insights into the coronavirus.

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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on Monday called on researchers to use artificial intelligence to analyze roughly 29,000 scholarly articles to gain insight into the coronavirus.

The office said it teamed with Microsoft, Google, and other companies to accumulate a database of such papers.

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios said only about 13,000 articles are contained in the database in their entirety in a format that software can easily analyze, while the remaining 16,000 are partial texts.

Federal officials and U.S. technology companies and research institutions said they scrambled in the last several days to secure legal authorization from academic publishing houses and others to make the articles widely available.

Microsoft's Eric Horvitz told reporters the aim of the project is to "empower scientists and empower [health] care practitioners to come to solutions more quickly."

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