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Ericsson recognised for COVID-19 response leadership by Global Business Alliance

Ericsson recognised for COVID-19 response leadership by Global Business Alliance

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The Global Business Alliance (GBA) has recognised Ericsson for its innovative contribution to combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, GBA members have utilised their expertise, resources and dedicated employees to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

“What’s amazing about Ericsson’s story is how they mobilised their highly-skilled workforce to share their technical expertise in deep learning to help researchers better understand this disease,” said Nancy McLernon, President and CEO, Global Business Alliance.

At the onset of the pandemic in the US, more than 350 Ericsson employees came together virtually as a volunteer team, leveraging automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to create tools to accurately utilise the ever-growing set of academic papers published on the COVID-19 virus.

“Ericsson employees have always been eager to jump in and help, leveraging our technology for good. It’s truly part of our culture where our employees embrace the responsibility to give back through selfless volunteering,” said Niklas Heuveldop, President and Head of Ericsson North America. “This was a very different challenge and a true testament to the resourcefulness and dedication of our team across the world, mobilising quickly to help contribute to a solution for this global pandemic. Thank you Global Business Alliance for supporting international companies in the United States and recognising Ericsson for this award.”

Ericsson’s effort produced significant results in the form of research tools that enable medical professionals, public health officials and other leaders to synthesise the increasing volume of medical research on COVID-19 and related viruses that now consists of over 200,000 articles.

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