TeachAids Launches AI-based Global Coronavirus Resource Platform
We are excited to announce the next gen version of our CoviDB.org coronavirus resource platform. Over the years, with our global community producing more content, this new platform allows us to bring valuable COVID-19 news that experts trust to the public faster.
The first iteration of the CoviDB.org database was launched in April 2020. At a time when accurate information was sorely needed, our community of experts painstakingly hand-selected reliable content to be shared on this website. In a single week, TeachAids combined efforts with faculty, students and alumni from Stanford, MIT, Dartmouth, Harvard and other leading universities to launch CoviDB.org, a platform where anyone can find comprehensive, reliable, and unbiased information about any and all aspects of coronavirus.
Instead of hand-selecting articles, our new platform has been re-coded to automatically pull these trustworthy articles into the new database and filter through articles easily. In addition, we use machine learning to help generate summaries of each article which help the reader to understand the article’s content at a glance. This is in contrast to headlines that are often clickbait and summaries that bury the lede for the most important details.
Our heartfelt thanks to the dedicated team of volunteers who pulled together from around the world and have collectively dedicated thousands of hours to build this database, which also includes the Speaker Series and CoviDB4Kids resource.
The site was launched by TeachAids working with faculty, students, and alumni from Stanford, MIT, Harvard University, Dartmouth College, and the University of Colorado at Boulder, among others around the world. In addition, we’ve partnered with leadership from the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) and the Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), to help develop and distribute our content, programming, and study materials globally. The original site was conceived, built, and launched in one week, by a team working entirely remotely while social distancing. We hope this site can help journalists, students, business leaders, and everyone else that is looking for reliable information about COVID-19.