Is India’s Covid-19 tracing app an instrument for mass surveillance?

As debate rages in France over the Covid-19 tracing app StopCovid, India’s own government-launched app has already been downloaded over 100 million times in just over a month. The launch of Aarogya Setu, which means “a bridge for health” in Hindi, has been a resounding success. But despite this victory and the recent announcement that … Read more Is India’s Covid-19 tracing app an instrument for mass surveillance?

Ali Yahya: Crypto Business Models

Andreessen Horowitz crypto partner Ali Yahya discusses “Crypto Business Models.” Yahya explains that the consensus mechanisms of blockchains create trust among independent participants in decentralized networks. At first glance, this may seem at odds with the idea of capturing value, since none of the factors that allow companies to build moats in traditional industries — … Read more Ali Yahya: Crypto Business Models

The Volunteers Sewing 4,000+ Scrubs for U.K. Health Care Workers

Four women from London have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by organizing a volunteer movement that has so far sewn almost 4,000 sets of scrubs for British health care workers. They decided to act when Britain’s National Health Service ran short of protective gowns and and other forms of personal protection equipment (PPE). Rather than … Read more The Volunteers Sewing 4,000+ Scrubs for U.K. Health Care Workers

Researchers develop a scalable ventilator for COVID-19

An interesting and important application of science and engineering has taken place, in the context of the global coronavirus pandemic, as researchers at Stanford and Utah Universities have joined forces to create an open source ventilator. Researchers at Stanford and Utah describe a rapidly scalable ventilator designed for COVID-19 patients with ARDS. The design philosophy … Read more Researchers develop a scalable ventilator for COVID-19

Stanford HAI OVAL: Open Source Data and Technology

Open-Source Data and Technology Almond: An Open Source Toolkit for Virtual Assistants Giovanni Campagna, Stanford PhD Student Open-Source IoT Platform Paulus Schoutsen, Home Assistant CEO Complex Queries on the Structured Web Silei Xu, Stanford PhD Student Programmatically Building & Managing Training Data with Snorkel Alex Ratner, Stanford / University of Washington TreeHacks 2020: Making the … Read more Stanford HAI OVAL: Open Source Data and Technology

Speakers from Twitter & Netflix to Attend Red Hat Conference: DevNation

Speakers from Twitter and Netflix will be attending a new conference from Red Hat (NYSE: RHT). DevNation will see Chris Aniszczyk, head of open source at Twitter, and Jeremy Edberg, reliability architect at Netflix, join fellow software developers at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 13-16, 2014. The meet will coincide with Red Hat … Read more Speakers from Twitter & Netflix to Attend Red Hat Conference: DevNation