DataStreams Joins State-Led Infectious Disease Big Data Project

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South Korean data processing solutions developer DataStreams said on Wednesday it had been chosen as the preferred bidder by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the National Information Society Agency, or NIA, to participate. to a project to create a big data platform for infectious diseases.

DataStreams is currently in negotiations with the NIA and is expected to formally sign the agreement later this month.

The 7 billion won ($5.5 million) project will create a database to integrate information about diseases, communication, economics and medicine. It will be used to support the future development of quarantine policies, to support the development of new drugs and vaccines and to analyze the impact of infectious diseases on the economy, according to the data processing company.

The project will also develop a prediction model based on artificial intelligence to enable effective measures to be taken in the event of a new pandemic.

The company said it hopes to expand into the AI ​​industry through this project.

“This project will serve as a springboard for DataStreams to become an AI company,” said Lee Dong-hyun, director of the company’s AI research group.

“From this project, DataStreams will continue to cooperate with Korea Institute of Science and Technology, National Cancer Center, Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, and Seoul National University to develop a ‘AI medical data application,’ said DataStreams CEO Lee. Young-blood.

By Lee Seung-ku ([email protected])

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