We have always believed in the power of innovation to solve the most pressing issues of today, so that together we can create our tomorrow.
Because of this, to support our fellow citizens, both those on the front line and across vulnerable areas of society, BCB Group’s Seed Foundation has created the COVID-19 Crisis Fund.
The Fund has two areas of focus; first, to fund leading tech innovations with exponential impact in combating the crisis on the front line; second, to find and fund leading blockchain research which has now been applied to combatting COVID-19.
As we’ve considered the immediate needs of the crisis, our first focus for the fund is the following project.
Ventilator shortage is a priority right now. It’s challenging to predict which patients will benefit from ventilator use. And misallocations cost lives. AI researchers and doctors at London’s leading hospitals are engaged in a next-generation tech project to scan chest X-rays at scale to predict patient need for ventilators, given COVID-19. This code will be made open-source, potentially having global impact. This project uses AI to predict optimal ventilator allocation so that the right patients are chosen for the ventilators that are available, making resource allocation efficient and planning possible. The AI code will be open source and will be shared globally for exponential global impact in the fight against COVID-19
How can we help?
We invite you to join us in supporting leading tech innovations with exponential impact in combatting the COVID-19 crisis on the front line and in funding leading blockchain research being applied to the cause.
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