Palantir tapped for White House coronavirus information analysis, report states


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Data-mining company Palantir is apparently set to add to a US federal government program that crunches coronavirus info and assists notify policy choices.

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Data-mining business Palantir will add to a US federal government program that assists leading authorities make suggestions to President Donald Trump, according to a Daily Beast report Tuesday. The program, apparently called HHS Protect Now, crunches information to assist authorities comprehend the coronavirus pandemic, in which more than 850,000 individuals in the states have actually been identified with COVID-19, the breathing illness triggered by the infection, and more than 47,000 individuals have actually passed away from the illness.

The business’s creator, Peter Thiel, is a long time advocate of the president and brokered a conference with a number of other Silicon Valley leaders at the start of the Trump administration. Palantir has actually counted federal government firms as consumers, and has actually worked on counter-terrorism efforts.

The relocation appears to put Palantir at the heart of a program that might be main to White House decision-making. Officials on the president’s coronavirus job force apparently informed the Daily Beast that Trump counts on discussions from job force leader Deborah Birx when making policy strategies, and Birx gets info from HHS Protect Now.

Palantir didn’t react to an ask for remark. An agent for the United States Department of Health and Human Services decreased to comment, however directed CNET to 2 agreements in between the company and Palantir.

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