Hospital offers up data for Shark Tank-style contest to find next virus advance

Sheba Medical Center opens up cloud data on virus patients to innovators, including the IDF and defense companies, to see who can create the best artificial intelligence tool

Illustrative image of a doctor with digital icons (chaiyapruek2520, iStock by Getty Images)

Israel’s biggest hospital has hooked up military innovators, startups and defense companies to a cloud with patient data, and invited them to a Shark Tank-style competition, aimed at making a leap in coronavirus treatment.

The race is underway to build the best artificial intelligence tool to crunch the data of past coronavirus patients in order to save the lives of future patients.