Abstract: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Combat COVID-19

News reports remind us that Artificial Intelligence is everywhere.  There are good reasons for this, because Artificial Intelligence can help achieve results that are otherwise not possible or else very slow and tedious.  The first half of this presentation provides some background about what Artificial Intelligence is, and what Artificial Intelligence can do.  The second half of the presentation discusses several examples of applying AI in the past year to investigate, study, and identify solutions to the COVID pandemic.  The examples will also illustrate why the use of AI expedited the research and development.