A spokesperson for the company that manages the philanthropy of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, said the company is investing up to $ 3.4 billion to advance human health in 10 in 15 years old.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, or CZI, announced Tuesday that its new effort aims to “observe, measure and analyze any biological process throughout the human body – across spatial scales and in real time.”
Philanthropy, whose mission is to cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the turn of the century, said in its announcement that it will focus its scientific work over the next 10 years on developing new research. , institutes and technologies that can help its mission.
Jeff MacGregor, a spokesperson for CZI, said $ 500 million would be granted to establish an institute at Harvard University that focuses on artificial intelligence. The institute, which will receive funding over the next 15 years, will be named after Karen Kempner Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg’s mother.
MacGregor said $ 600 million to $ 900 million will go to a new biomedical imaging institute at CZI. Another billion dollars will go to the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Network, a new initiative that aims to bring together scientific institutions to tackle “great scientific challenges”.
A separate amount of $ 800 billion to $ 1 billion will be awarded over 10 years to the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, which aims to develop technologies for treating disease.
Zuckerberg’s other company, Facebook, recently changed its name and logo to Meta Platforms Inc.
The rebranding announcement came amid increased legislative and regulatory scrutiny of Facebook in many parts of the world over the Facebook Papers, the internal documents that have fueled criticism of the damage that the company’s products have. business cause to society. Zuckerberg largely dismissed the fury as unfair.
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