In a recent tweet by Sundai Pichai, CEO of Google Inc. He announced the collaboration of his company with that of fellow software giant, Apple to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Mr. Sundai said, he has been in talks with Apple CEO, Tim Cook so as to develop an interface that would help in reducing the spread of COVID 19 all over the world.
The software interface according to Sundai involves a contact tracing approach designed with strong controls and protections for user privacy. Tim cook also took to his twitter handle saying, “we’re working with Sundai Pichai and Google to help health officials harness bluetooth technology in a way that also respects transparency & consent.
Although, comprehensive information about the colloborative efforts between the two tech giants remains sketchy, their foray into finding a relief for the pandemic, adds to the growing list of software engineers and tech giants who are seeking to use technology to battle the corona virus.