This is in addition to prior announcements of $10 million by Intel in donations that are supporting local communities during this time of hardship
Fremont, CA: Intel, the global chip-making giant, has pledged additional funding of $50 million in a pandemic response technology move. Through this initiative, Intel will help healthcare manufacturers accelerate the availability of technology that can combat the current COVID-19 pandemic and enable new technology and the scientific discovery that better prepares society for impending crises. The lion share of this crisis fund, about $40 million, will be used to finance the Intel COVID-19 Response and Readiness and Online Learning initiatives, which are expected to accelerate the customer and partner advances in diagnosis, treatment, and vaccine development, leveraging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance computing, and edge-to-cloud service delivery. This is in addition to prior announcements of $10 million by Intel in donations that are supporting local communities during this time of hardship.
The Intel Online Learning initiative will aid education-focused nonprofit organizations and business partners to offer students without access to technology with devices and online learning resources. It will also enable PC donations, online virtual resources, study-at-home guides, and device connectivity assistance, through establishing strong partnerships with local schools.
"The world faces an enormous challenge in fighting COVID-19. Intel is committed to accelerating access to technology that can combat the current pandemic and enable new technology and the scientific discovery that better prepares society for future crises," Intel CEO Bob Swan said in a statement. "We hope that by sharing our expertise, resources, and technology, we can help to accelerate work that saves lives and expands access to critical services around the world during this challenging time," Swan added.