Local governments warm to MIT coronavirus-tracking app

By Stephen Shankland

State and local governments are evaluating an MIT location-tracing app to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, an MIT researcher leading the app effort said Friday.

"We have lots of pilots going on and lots of discussions," said Ramesh Raskar, an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who's involved in creating the app, called Private Kit SafePaths. "There are many jurisdictions working with us and shaping what this solution should be like."

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