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Huawei offers free cloud and AI to fight Covid-19

Steve Rogerson
April 7, 2020

Huawei Cloud has launched a global action plan to help people around the world fight Covid-19 with cloud and AI services. As part of this international action plan against the coronavirus, the Chinese giant will be providing free AI and cloud services and will be recruiting partners around the world to help fight this pandemic together.
"Huawei Cloud has been working with partners in China to use innovative technologies such as cloud and AI to fight the pandemic, and has accumulated practical experience with AI-assisted CT scan analysis, drug discovery, online education and telecommuting technologies,” said Deng Tao (pictured), president of Huawei Cloud’s global market. “Now, we are launching this international action plan to share our practical experience to the international market. We will make every effort to leverage technology to help our customers around the world cope with challenges faced in the midst of this crisis."
In the healthcare domain, Huawei provides EIHealth free of charge, which includes services such as viral genome detection, antiviral drug in silico screening and AI-assisted CT patient screening service. In the education sector, it works with partners to provide online education services for schools and other educational institutions.
The company is also helping enterprises migrate businesses to the cloud to ensure continuous operations while the pandemic continues.
Huawei is offering up to 1500 hours of free cloud resources for each newly registered user, complete with round-the-clock professional support on the Huawei Cloud international web site.
The company has also set up the Anti-Covid-19 partner programme focused on five main scenarios: remote office, AI support, enterprise assistance, smart healthcare and online education. Partners who participate in this programme can not only obtain business, technological and market support, but also have the opportunity to obtain free cloud resources worth up to US$30,000.