Tech Roundup: How AI helps Brazil’s health system

The main news on tech and innovation in Brazil during the week

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This week’s topics: AI can help reduce the burden on Brazil’s health system during the Covid crisis. The Jair Bolsonaro administration stands against funding internet connections for public school students. June was the best month in history for Brazilian startups. 

AI alleviates the burden on Brazil’s health system

Brazil’s tally of confirmed coronavirus deaths has hit 530,000, with the pandemic taking a massive toll on the country’s healthcare system. To help avoid new collapses in the system, healthtech company Laura launched Laura Care, a chatbot which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help answer patients’ questions and...

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