Mark Zuckerberg’s Philanthropy Organization Acquired a Startup to Help Cure the World’s Diseases

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan’s philanthropic organization has bought Meta, a search engine that uses artificial intelligence to find scientific research papers.

The acquisition will aid Zuckerberg’s goal of curing the world’s diseases by the end of the century, Meta cofounder Sam Molyneux said in a Facebook poston Monday. Meta will continue to operate and be made available as a free resource for the scientific community.

Zuckerberg founded The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative with Priscilla Chan in late 2015 as a vehicle to eventually give away 99% of their $52 billion fortune. In September, the couple announced that they were donating $3 billion to curing the world’s major diseases, including a $600 million research center in San Francisco called the Biohub.

Source: Business Insider (link opens in a new window)

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