, March 11, 2020
/PRNewswire/ -- Neil Sahota
, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) expert, called today for creation of a new ecosystem to encourage partnerships that could provide a solution to the coronavirus and possibly future pandemic diseases.
Sahota, author of the book
Own the A.I Revolution
(McGraw-Hill) and an IBM Master Inventor
who led the IBM Watson Group, called on fellow researchers, clinicians, doctors, and scientists to "collaborate, treat, and hopefully, cure this disease." He said some big tech companies are "already providing chat and video conferencing tools to support their work, but there is an opportunity for deeper collaboration, perhaps through an ecosystem dedicated to coronavirus and potential future pandemic diseases."
The United Nations
AI for Good
advisor noted that important new perspectives to the effects of the devastating 2010 Deepwater Horizon
oil spill were developed through teamwork by environmental scientists, technologists, mechanical engineers and other experts.
"Why not find similar opportunities to create multi-disciplinary teams to combat the coronavirus?" Sahota asks. "Right now, we face two challenges. First, intense time pressure leads to a silo-mentality and we don't recognize there might be more efficient solutions. Second, we may hope for a 'magic bullet' solution with technology like artificial intelligence. But, AI needs lots of data and training, and teamwork is essential.
"That's why a new ecosystem might be effective. Consider the United Nations ITU AI for Good initiative that united government agencies, industry, academia and others creates new solutions for Sustainable Development Goals
using AI. The combination of different perspectives, domain knowledge and approaches create a unique s
ynergy that accelerates usable solutions. It could be a very powerful approach for us in fighting the corona virus and future, potential pandemic diseases."
About Neil Sahota
: Neil Sahota
is a futurist and leading expert on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other next generation technologies. He is the author of Own the AI Revolution
(McGraw Hill) and works with the United Nations on the AI for Good
initiative. Sahota is also an IBM Master Inventor, former leader of the IBM Watson Group and professor at the University of California
. His work spans multiple industries, including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel, transportation, energy, utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media, and government.
View original content:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/artificial-intelligence-authority-neil-sahota-calls-for-creation-of-a-new-ecosystem-of-experts-to-find-solution-to-fight-coronavirus-301021081.html
SOURCE Neil Sahota