How misinformation, medical mistrust fuel vaccine hesitancy

More than two dozen experts discussed how to combat misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccines at a virtual conference held Aug. 26.SEP 2 2021 From Stanford University/Medicine News Center Speakers at a conference on the COVID-19 infodemic stressed that the medical community needs to partner with people such as religious leaders and community activists to combat misinformation about the disease and vaccines.Prictrider/Shutterstock.com Public trust in government agencies and health professionals; access to vaccines and treatments; and accurate, clear, nonjudgmental information about COVID-19 are key to counteracting misinformation about the disease. Those…

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Stanford U: Inaugural AI research grants advance transformational projects in education, health care and government

Stanford Release/AUGUST 6, 2020 The Hoffman-Yee Research Grant Program seeks to harness artificial intelligence to build a better future for humanity.BY STACY PEÑAThe Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) today announced six inaugural recipients of the Hoffman-Yee Research Grant Program, a multiyear initiative to invest in research that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to address real-world problems. The projects were selected for their boldness, ingenuity and potential for transformative impact. The grantees comprise interdisciplinary teams of faculty members, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students spanning the Schools of Business, Education, Engineering, Humanities and…

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