Zuckerberg charity buys AI startup Meta for disease eradication

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative says it will make scientific information absolutely free and available to everybody.

Photo by: AP (Archive)
Photo by: AP (Archive)

Zuckerberg and his doctor wife, Priscilla Chan, in September pledged three billion dollars over the next decade to help banish or manage all disease.

Updated Jan 25, 2017

A charitable foundation backed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan said on Monday that it has bought the Canadian research platform Meta as part of a mission to eradicate disease.

Meta uses artificial intelligence to quickly read and comprehend scientific papers and then provide insights to researchers. Scientists say it will bring a massive shift in the democratisation of knowledge.

Meta capabilities will be unified in a tool that will be made available to scientists for free.

TRT World ’s Sourav Roy has more.

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