Espoo, Finland -- Since the outbreak began last August nearly 1,000 people in eastern Congo have been infected with Ebola. The outbreak is now the second largest ever recorded, and frontline UN health workers indicate that as of now there is little sign the disease is slowing. To help in the fight against Ebola, yesterday the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, an American philanthropy, announced it had created a fund to support innovative technologies. The deadline is March 25, 2019.
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"The advances of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, including those brought on by a combination of computing power, robotics, big data and artificial intelligence, are generating revolutions in health care, transport and manufacturing.
I am convinced that these new capacities can help us to lift millions of people out of poverty, achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and enable developing countries to leap‑frog into a better future."
23 March 2018, New York