Google teams with UNICEF to map Zika virus spread

Performing a public service: Google said a volunteer team of its engineers, designers, and data scientists was helping UNICEF build a platform to process data from different sources, including weather and travel patterns, in order to visualise potential Zika outbreaks. — Reuters SAN FRANCISCO: Google said that it is working with UNICEF to map the spread of Zika and pitching in US$1mil (RM4.14mil) to support the group’s efforts on the ground.  A volunteer team of Google engineers, designers and data scientists is helping UNICEF build a computer platform to analyse data from sources such as weather and travel patterns to predict potential outbreaks, the director of the Internet giant’s charitable arm said in a blog post.  “Ultimately, the goal of this open source platform is to identify the risk of…


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