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According to Grant Thornton, big data, AI and blockchain are among the technologies that help fight Covid-19

May 22, 2020

According to Grant Thornton, technology and innovation can be allies to limit the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus and mitigate its negative business impact. This was reported by IT Reseller Tech Consulting in an article from Spain published on May 19th. As part of the initiatives highlighted those that contain big data, AI and blockchain.

“The COVID-19 crisis has serious repercussions for our country, not only for health but also for the economy. Brussels has just released forecasts that indicate a 9.4% decline in Spanish GDP in 2020 In this context, technology and innovation can be important allies to limit the spread of the disease and mitigate its negative effects in companies, according to the latest research by Grant Thornton, “the article said.

The COVID-19 Perspective: Technology and Innovation Against Corona Virus report calculated which technologies have made the greatest contribution to the fight against corona virus so far. The results show that “53% of the innovative initiatives used for this purpose made use of big data and artificial intelligence, 22% on robotics and 12% on cyber security. The blockchain (11%) and chatbots (2%) were placed in third and fourth place. “

According to Grant Thornton, big data, AI and blockchain are among the technologies that help fight Covid-19
According to Grant Thornton, big data, AI and blockchain are among the technologies that help fight Covid-19

On the other hand, the study analyzed which applications of a range of technologies are already contributing to shorter decision-making times, improving employee skills and predicting and solving problematic situations in many countries in both countries, both public and private. “For example, blockchain technology enables better management of medical devices by ensuring the traceability of the supply chain and reduces the spread of hoaxes by enabling the traceability of the origin of the messages.”, highlighted the publication.

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