The philanthropic organization, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, founded by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan in 2015, is planning to buy a startup that focuses on AI (artificial intelligence) and related data analytic technology in the healthcare industry.
The startup that’s being eyed upon by Facebook’s CEO is ‘Meta‘, the said deal was disclosed in a Facebook post last week by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative president of science Cornelia Bargmann and the organization’s CTO Brian Pinkerton.
“Meta’s tools can dramatically accelerate scientific progress and move us closer to our goal: to support science and technology that will make it possible to cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century. Meta will help scientists learn from others’ discoveries in real time, find key papers that may have gone unnoticed, or even predict where their field is headed.”, wrote Bargmann and Pinkerton in the facebook post.
The Chan Zuckerberg initiative aims at advancing human potential and promoting equal opportunity. The prime focus is to develop a better tomorrow for a child to grow-in while providing with zero healthcare issues and better education. Their amalgamation with Meta will help them turn their vision into a living reality.
Bargmann and Pinkerton wrote that Meta’s technologies can “dramatically accelerate scientific progress” and could help perform feats like helping researchers more quickly discover promising treatments for ailments like coronary heart disease and the Zika virus.
While Meta CEO Sam Molyneux said that by joining the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Meta team would now find it easier to work with academics and researchers than it has before as a startup.