“Pushing the limits of possibilities in the cloud”-AWS introduces public sector initiatives

(From the editorial department: The title of the AWS speaker is the one at the time of the event, Teresa Carlson retired the other day, and Max Peterson will replace Carlson as Vice President of the Worldwide Public Sector Division on April 19. On April 15th, Amazon Web Services (AWS) held a global event “AWS Public Sector Summit 2021” to introduce the company’s efforts and customer cases in the public sector. Along with this, Amazon Web Services Japan (AWS Japan) delivered the keynote speech of the event on April 16th. At the beginning, Teresa Carlson, Vice President of AWS Worldwide Public Sector / Industry, said, “Public sector people are required to fulfill their mission far beyond their resources, and we use the AWS cloud innovatively. I’m impressed with how you’re doing and producing results. We won’t stop until you fulfill your mission. ”

Teresa Carlson, Vice President of AWS Worldwide Public Sector / Industry Next, Max Peterson, Vice President of International Sales, explained the AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative. AWS launched the AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative in April 2020 as countries work to scale up testing for new coronavirus infections (COVID-19). The program globally supports customers seeking to bring accurate and superior diagnostic methods to market quickly, and promotes collaboration between organizations to tackle similar challenges. As the first step in the program, AWS supported 87 companies, nonprofits, and research institutes in 17 countries. He said he supported various diagnostic projects such as molecular tests such as antibodies, antigens, and nucleic acids, diagnostic imaging, wearable terminals, and data analysis tools that detect viruses using AI (artificial intelligence) and ML (machine learning). As it moves to Phase 2 in 2021, the company will expand the scope of its AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative. Specifically, “early disease detection to identify outbreaks at the individual and community level,” “prognostic diagnosis to better understand the traces of the disease,” and “public health to enhance global viral genome analysis.” Work on “genomics”. One of the customer cases is the development of a diagnostic alarm system using a smart watch by Stanford University School of Medicine. Researchers at the University’s School of Medicine’s Healthcare Innovation Lab have developed a smartwatch app that captures and notifies you of signs that your body is fighting the new coronavirus.

A smartwatch app developed by Stanford University School of Medicine The app includes an algorithm that detects changes in the user’s resting heart rate and steps. In the pilot test, it was possible to issue a warning 10 days before the infected user became aware of the symptom, and it is said that good test results were obtained at the initial stage. The app is entering the next stage of research, and a team at Stanford University is recruiting test participants with a target of 10 million to help detect signs of infection faster. The diagnostic alarm system was built on the AWS cloud, with a team of “AWS Professional Services” helping develop a data processing pipeline. Dr. Michael Snyder, Professor and Dean of the Department of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, also appeared remotely at the event. “As soon as COVID-19 spread, we realized we needed to improve our ability to track presymptomatic infections. Wearable devices such as smartwatches are used by nearly 60% of the world’s population,” said Dr. Snyder. It measures various movements in the body such as heart rate, sleep, and body temperature. We thought that we could utilize these technologies and developed this app. ” “We’ve been using wearable devices since 2017 to prove our ability to detect Lyme disease and respiratory illnesses, and during the pandemic, we can leverage the AWS cloud to scale this research. In the second phase, we aim to improve the algorithm to be more than 70% accurate. In the future, data that integrates device data and our genomics data for access by researchers around the world. Set up a lake. We look forward to using the AWS cloud to help push the boundaries of potential. ”(Dr. Snyder)