Trends Report

The Coronavirus Epidemic Reveals The Critical (But Hidden) Importance Of Networked Ecosystems

March 3rd, 2020

Summary

While many feared that the tensions between China and the US would risk “decoupling” their tech ecosystems, recent cross-border efforts in the scientific community to share knowledge on the novel coronavirus show that this theory hasn’t help up. Global tech vendors are helping medical institutions through the crisis with AI algorithms and computing power to support molecular modelling based on the genomes of related virus proteins. Chinese digital leaders are leveraging their technology strengths and business ecosystems to help fight the disease. The current crisis reminds us of the great opportunities and significant challenges that our connected world offers.


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