In last week’s DevOps news, we shared several events that moved to a virtual format, offering free attendance. This week vendors follow suit. For example, Appian has made its application to track Coronavirus-related healthcare incidents free to companies with 1,000+ employees. And, Cisco commits $210 million in products along with $8 million in cash to help with Covid19.
In related news, C3.ai, Microsoft Corporation, UC Berkeley, MIT, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Princeton University, the University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at UIUC made two major announcements. First, the C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute research consortium will sponsor and fund a coordinated effort to advance the digital transformation of business, government, and society. And, it has issued a call for proposals to help stop COVID-19 — and future pandemics — using AI.