Palantir building COVID-19 vaccine allocation tool for US authorities: WSJ

  • Secretive data-analytics company Palantir is developing a system to help local authorities decide where to allocate COVID-19 vaccines, the Wall Street Journal reported.
  • The system is called Tiberius, and is named after Captain Kirk from the “Star Trek” franchise.
  • A document seen by the Journal said Tiberius will analyze “demographic, employment, and public health data” to aid local officials in deciding high-priority populations to vaccinate.
  • Palantir, cofounded by Silicon Valley mogul and vocal Trump-supporter Peter Thiel, has come under fire from human rights groups in the past for its contracts with the US government.
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Data-analytics firm Palantir, which has drawn fire from human rights groups for its US government contracts, is reportedly working on a tool to help local authorities decide where to distribute COVID-19 vaccines.

The Wall Street Journal reported the news on Thursday, citing state and local health officials briefed on

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