The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative just announced a new program informally called Chan Zuckerberg Science to invest $3 billion over the next decade to help cure, prevent, or manage all disease.
Informatics infrastructure, including using artificial intelligence that enables smart data mining, is crucial. Despite this, medicine has fallen way behind the computer science revolution.
Biden called for more open sharing of data and the elimination of data silos. He acknowledged public concerns over privacy and the need to devise solutions to protect against privacy breaches. Intriguingly, the panel noted that while data can be stripped of patient information, anonymizing it for research purposes, it is now possible to reconstruct faces from genomic data
The recent partnership between Andalem and NEPAD Business Foundation has a vision to become the driving force for a vibrant, job creating economy that stays on top of technology trends and that leverages the current African demographic dividend. It aims to build strong Public-Private-Social ecosystems to spark the creation of regional technology and open innovation clusters that generate new industries, and centers of excellence that closely study leapfrog opportunities in AU-NEPAD development frameworks.