WUSA: Apple, Google Team Up for Contact Tracing Tech to Help Fight Coronavirus (featuring Jen Golbeck)

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WUSA anchor Gio Insignares talks with Dr. Jen Golbeck about Apple and Google working together to create a new technology that would let people know if they have crossed paths with someone infected with COVID-19.

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WUSA anchor Gio Insignares talks with Dr. Jen Golbeck about Apple and Google working together to create a new technology that would let people know if they have crossed paths with someone infected with COVID-19.

“This kind of technology allows us to say, 'OK, I was around someone who was exposed, I'm going to stay inside for a couple weeks.' That's not fun and we don't want to do that, but it's better to be doing that on a case-by-case basis with ourselves than locking everybody inside and just waiting,” said Dr. Golbeck, Professor at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool) and Director of the UMD Social Intelligence Lab. "We're all making these huge sacrifices in terms of our freedom of movement, our economy. We're putting everything on the line to save millions of people's lives right now… this is the thing that we can do to further that.”

Watch the full interview here:

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