Enlisting Big Data in the Fight Against Coronavirus, Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, April 9, 2020 [open html - 0B]
This testimony compilation is from the April 9, 2020 hearing, "Enlisting Big Data in the Fight Against Coronavirus," before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. From the opening statement of Roger Wicker: "Over the past month, the coronavirus has taken a heavy toll on our economy and on Americans' daily lives. Businesses have shut their doors, children are staying home from school, and nearly all public events have been canceled. [...] As the public and private sectors race to develop a vaccine for this deadly disease, government officials and health-care professionals have turned to what is known as "big data" to help fight the global pandemic. Big data refers to the massive volume of consumer data flowing throughout our economy. This data can be collected from a variety of sources, including smartphones, mobile apps, fitness trackers, connected cars, and other connected products and services. Big data also refers to advanced computing capabilities, which can quickly analyze large data sets to identify trends and make inferences and predictions." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ryan Calo, Graham Dufault, Leigh Freund, Stacey Gray, Dave Grimaldi, Michelle Richardson, and Inder Singh.
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