The 100 Safest Countries For

COVID-19: Updated

The safest country in the world for COVID-19 is now Germany, according to a recently released ranking. Germany is followed closely by New Zealand and South Korea.

The Deep Knowledge Group first released a ranking of the safest countries in the world for COVID-19 back in June. Now the think tank has updated its data and methodology and re-issued a report on the safest countries and regions. The ranking isn’t what most people expect: it’s not just about how many infections there are right now, or how many deaths COVID-19 has caused.

The Cypriot Tourism Cannot Afford A Second Wasted Year

After all, Cyprus is considered one of the countries that best managed the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Deep Knowledge Group ranking it 26th among 200 countries.


Neither the private sector, nor the banks, nor the government can afford a second lost year in tourism.

Minister Praises S. Korea for Forbes Ranking as 3rd Safest Country

for COVID-19

Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki posted a Forbes article that ranked South Korea as the third safest out of 100 countries around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ranking is based on an updated report by the Hong Kong-based Deep Knowledge Group, which assesses the economy, politics, health care and safety of 250 countries in relation to COVID-19.

South Korea moved up seven spots from the previous report in June. Topping the most recent list was Germany, followed by New Zealand.

S. Korea ranks 10th safest country for COVID-19

South Korea been named 10th safest country out of 200 regions in the world for COVID-19, according a report from Deep Knowledge Group, a consortium of companies and non-profit organisations.

The study was based on 130 quantitative and qualitative parameters and over 11,400 data points in categories like quarantine efficiency, monitoring and detection, health readiness and government efficiency.

S. Korea ranks 3rd among 100 safest countries for COVID-19

South Korea has been ranked third in a list of the 100 safest countries in the world for COVID-19.

The ranking is by a Hong Kong think tank called the Deep Knowledge Group in a report cited by Forbes.

In third place, South Korea comes after Germany and New Zealand.

Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki shared the Forbes article on Facebook Tuesday, and said it shows South Korea's excellent quarantine capabilities.

Families Scramble For Citizenship Of The World’s Safest Countries

Switzerland is the world's safest country, according to a new ranking by Deep Knowledge Analytics, a research company. Already there has been a run on residency in the country: According to the Swiss statistics office, 11,901 applied for residency in June, up from 8,798 in May.

New Zealand, South Korea, Germany and Japan make up the top five safest countries in the world, says Deep Knowledge Analytics, which monitored things like quarantine efficiency, healthcare readiness and government efficiency in compiling the ranking.

What Switzerland did right in the battle against coronavirus

Switzerland is a high-performing country, used to being at the top of international rankings in all sorts of categories from innovation to well-being to prosperity. Now it can add managing coronavirus to the list.


The Alpine nation has been ranked the safest country in the world right now for Covid-19 in a 200-country study by Hong-Kong based Deep Knowledge Group. The United States is placed 58th on this list.


Switzerland Named Safest

Country for COVID-19

A global ranking comparing how nations cope with coronavirus finds that Switzerland is the safest place to be.

Switzerland ranks first for its economic resilience and its careful approach towards relaxing “lockdown and economic freezing mandates in a fact- and science-based manner, without sacrificing public health and safety”, states Deep Knowledge Group in its Covid-19 Regional Safety Assessment.


Singapore Ranks 4th-safest Place Amid COVID-19 Pandemic 

Singapore is among the safest places to live during the Covid-19 pandemic, a new study says, indicating that the authorities are well placed to lift restrictions aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus.

The country ranked fourth, just ahead of Japan, out of 200 nations and territories in a survey that took in 11,400 data points in categories that include quarantine efficiency, monitoring and detection as well as emergency preparedness.

UAE one of safest countries in the world for Covid-19: Report

The UAE is among the safest countries worldwide for Covid-19, according to a comprehensive report released this week.

The Deep Knowledge Group, a group of commercial and non-profit organisations, has produced a 250-page dossier in which it assesses and ranks 100 countries according to their response to the pandemic.

The UAE ranks number 11 behind New Zealand and South Korea but ahead of Canada and Hong Kong. Neighbouring Saudi Arabia ranks number 15 on the list, followed by Kuwait at 21, Bahrain at 23 and Oman at 33.

Coronavirus: UAE ranks high for Covid-19 response in global league table

The UAE is among the top countries in the world for its coronavirus response, a global ranking shows.

A survey by the Deep Knowledge Group, a consortium of technology companies and non-profit organisations, considered dozens of factors for each country to compile the list.

It placed Switzerland, Germany, Israel, Singapore and Japan in the top five.

Austria, China, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea made up the top 10, with the UAE 11th on the list.

Covid-19: These are the safest countries in the world - Greece's position

A large study of the safest countries for Covid-19 in the world was published by the Deep Knowledge Group.


According to the survey, the safest country is  Switzerland,  while the most dangerous is  South  Sudan .

As for Greece , which is also opening its tourism, it is in the 34th place of the list which consists of the 100 countries.

The 100 Safest Countries In The World For COVID-19

Switzerland is the safest country in the world right now for COVID-19. South Sudan is, according to a massive 250-page report, the most dangerous nation.


The report is based on 130 quantitative and qualitative parameters and over 11,400 data points in categories like quarantine efficiency, monitoring and detection, health readiness, and government efficiency. It’s by the Deep Knowledge Group, a consortium of companies and nonprofits owned by Deep Knowledge Ventures, an investment firm founded in 2014 in Hong Kong.

Biotech’s biggest winners are already changing how we’ll live after the coronavirus

Health is the new wealth. The pandemic is causing many people to realize what is truly important in life, and to view their personal health and longevity as the most valuable asset class of all.


Our previous assessment of the longevity industry’s growth predicted a market value of $27 trillion by 2026. Yet considering the impact that COVID-19 is making on biotech investments, we see this figure as being much larger.


Where is the best place to protect people from Covid-19? According to a country ranking, Germany is currently one of the safest countries in the world.

"In many countries, people fear for their lives and their economic existence during the corona crisis. Those who live in Germany are comparatively well positioned. According to a ranking, the Federal Republic is currently the safest and most stable country in Europe and even the second safest in the world. Only Israel manages the crisis better, according to the country comparison of the London Deep Knowledge Group (DKG) , which is exclusively available to SPIEGEL."

Deep Analysis Of Global Pandemic Data Reveals Important Insights

A team of experts collected and analyzed data generated for 200 countries around the world. The results, based on deep analysis of 60 countries, was released today. To communicate the insights in a practical way, the analysts developed a ranking system. The rankings can be used as a tool for businesses and governments to aid in effective decision making and could assist response efforts in order to maximize health, stabilize economies, and help communities reopen for business. The analytical methodology will be adjusted over the next few months for advanced and qualitative assessment and AI may be used to analyze this data in the most efficient way.

South Korea and China earn high marks in pandemic safety ranking

Deep Knowledge Ventures, a Hong Kong-based venture capital fund that targets health care and longevity technology, is evaluating the crisis performance of 150 countries and territories in an ongoing project.


How countries respond today, the fund believes, will determine their appeal as investment and business destinations tomorrow.


"The countries that will be able to provide long-lasting protection for their citizens, and stay stable, they will to some extent automatically attract financial activity," Dmitry Kaminsky, DKV's founder and managing partner, told the Nikkei Asian Review.

Only Israel manages the COVID-19 crisis better than Germany

"This conclusion was reached by analysts of the London think tank Deep Knowledge Group (DKG) in the ranking about which "Der Spiegel" writes (14/04/2020). In Europe, Germany is the most secure and stable country in the world, the second largest in security - after Israel and before South Korea. DKG analysts have examined, among others: since it is forbidden to leave homes , to what extent the ban is violated, to what extent coronavirus tests are available and how hospitals are equipped. For the needs of the ranking, they also took into account the crisis management of the government , including the functioning of the crisis staff or the mobilization of quick assistance - and here Germany did particularly well."

Our General Partner, Dmitry Kaminskiy was interviewed by Nikkei Asian Review on the topic of DKG's COVID-19 Rankings.

"But last week, when a Hong Kong venture fund ranked the safest places to be during the pandemic, Israel came out on top. Deep Knowledge Ventures, which made headlines in 2014 for appointing AI to its board, assessed countries based on 76 parameters. Some were conventional -- coronavirus cases and deaths, geographic size and demographics, hospital capacity and medical expertise. Others were less obvious -- "GovTech" or e-government systems and defense capabilities. Overall, the fund thinks Israel has the edge, at least for now."

Startup uses A.I. to identify molecules that could fight coronavirus

Insilico Medicine, a startup based in Rockville, Md., says it has used artificial intelligence to rapidly identify molecules that could form the basis of an effective treatment against the coronavirus at the heart of the current outbreak.


It took Insilico's A.I.-based system four days to identify thousands of new molecules that could be turned into potential medicines against the virus. Insilico says it will synthesize and test 100 of the most promising candidates, while publishing the full library of new molecular structures it has generated for other researchers to possibly use.

The lucrative business

of living longer

Our report "Longevity Industry in UK. Landscape Overviiew 2018" was mentioned by Financial Times in a huge article about Longevity

Learning to love the bot: Managers need to understand A.I. logic before using it as a business toolLearning to love the bot: Managers need to understand A.I. logic before using it as a business tool

Hong Kong-based investment firm Deep Knowledge Ventures made headlines in 2014 by appointing a computer algorithm to its corporate board. The firm, which has about 100 million euros under management, wanted a way to enforce a data-driven approach to investing, rather than relying on human intui­tion and personal interactions with founders.

Prime Minister's of Israel statement mentioning Deep Knowledge Group's COVID-19 Health Safety Ranking

"Yesterday we saw the health survey that was published by a distinguished Hong Kong company. It ranked Israel in first place in the index for the safest countries in the world against the spread of corona – ahead of Singapore, ahead of Hong Kong, ahead of Taiwan. This says that up until now we have made the right decisions and we made them on the go, and they are never perfect. This does not say, however, that the danger is behind us. We are not falling into the trap of complacency. We are not slackening, even for a moment, in our effort to control the epidemic." - says Prime Minister of Israel.

Israel Successfully Raises $5 Billion in Largest Bond Issue Ever

On the 2nd of April 2020 Israel completed a successful bond issue on Wednesday, selling $5 billion worth of government bonds, including $1 billion over 100 years This is the longest-term issuance of the state ever, as well as the largest issue in the history of the state.

Two days before Israel was ranked as the safest place in the world in regard to the outbreak of the Coronavirus by the Deep Knowledge Group, a consortium of organizations and companies working in breakthrough technology and high tech engineering innovation through scientific advances.

Inside a startup’s pivot to have AI fight coronavirus

With almost half a million reported cases of coronavirus around the world now, the race is on to develop a treatment. Alex Zhavoronkov, the co-founder and CEO of Insilico Medicine, is among those who think that artificial intelligence could help expedite a market-ready drug. His Hong Kong-based biotech company has repurposed its platforms for the fight against COVID-19. It aims to use "a huge Lego system" of machine learning techniques for drug discovery — and, in this case, Insilico's algorithms have dreamed up tens of thousands of unique molecules that could potentially handicap the protein responsible for the virus' spread.

Startup uses A.I. to identify molecules that could fight coronavirus

Insilico Medicine, a startup based in Rockville, Md., says it has used artificial intelligence to rapidly identify molecules that could form the basis of an effective treatment against the coronavirus at the heart of the current outbreak. It took Insilico's A.I.-based system four days to identify thousands of new molecules that could be turned into potential medicines against the virus. Insilico says it will synthesize and test 100 of the most promising candidates, while publishing the full library of new molecular structures it has generated for other researchers to possibly use.

How longevity will boost

the Silver Economy

There is no need to say that keeping in good health and living independently and with a good quality of life is every ageing person’s goal. Entrepreneur and longevity investor Dmitry Kaminskiy believes that “technology in general, and DeepTech (...) will be the main driver of improved quality of life, social activity, performance and independence, and the extension of the healthy period of life” among older persons. Co-founder and managing partner at Deep Knowledge Ventures, Kaminskiy is co-director of the secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity  in the UK Parliament.

Deep Knowledge Group GP Participates in “AI in the Boardroom” Panel Discussion at ICGN Amsterdam 2020

Deep Knowledge Group General Partner Dmitry Kaminskiy participated in a February 2020 panel discussion, titled “Robots in the Boardroom: will artificial intelligence lead to more board effectiveness”, alongside alongside Marcel Prins (COO, APG Asset Management) and Jaap Winter (Partner, Phyleon Governance & Leadership and Professor of International Company Law at the University of Amsterdam), at ICGN Amsterdam 2020.

Biomarkers of Longevity 2.0: The Shift Toward Actionable, AI-Empowered Biomarkers of Aging, Health and Longevity

I have worked with the Deep Knowledge Group and its various subsidiary and partner organizations in a number of capacities over the past three years. Before serving as Deputy Director of Aging Analytics Agency, I served as Deputy Director of the Biogerontology Research Foundation, and a member of its Board of Trustees, from 2017 - 2018. One of the projects I am most proud of during my tenure there was spearheading the Biogerontology Research Foundation’s part of a multi-institution project to classify aging as a disease during the World Health Organization’s most recent round of revisions to their International Classification of Disease (ICD-11) - a health care classification system that providing a framework of diagnostic codes for classifying diseases, which serves as the example followed by the majority of developed nations' drug regulatory agencies for determining which conditions are officially classified as diseases and, therefore, which conditions can be targeted by therapeutic interventions, tested, and ultimately approved.

Longevity Hype in Silicon Valley: Will Traditional Approach to BioTech Investment Lead to a Longevity Boom, Bubble or Bust?

Earlier this year, Deep Knowledge Group’s Longevity-focused analytical subsidiary Aging Analytics Agency released an 1100+ page analytical report titled “Longevity Industry in California: Landscape Overview 2019”. The report provided a comprehensive overview of the history, present state and near-future trajectory of the Longevity Industry in California, profiling leading companies, investors, influencers, research labs, non-profit and governmental organizations active in the region's Longevity sphere.

The Swiss Longevity Valley: How Switzerland Will Become a Global Longevity Financial MegaHub by 2025

As a Switzerland-based Financial Industry Professional, the nation’s unique strengths in the financial sector, and the international policy sector, have been clear to me for a long time. But it was not until I met Dmitry Kaminskiy, Co-Founder of Deep Knowledge Group, that Switzerland’s equally-unique strengths and prospects in the Longevity Industry - and its potentials to reap extremely promising synergies between these two domains - became apparent to me. I am excited to promote this agenda and to help steer the direction of ongoing Swiss-based Longevity activities towards a future that can enable the nation to become a world-class Longevity MegaHub.


位于香港的投资公司Deep Knowledge Ventures在2014年因为在董事会引入计算机算法而声名大振。该公司旗下管理的资产约为1亿欧元,希望找到一种方法来实施数据驱动型的投资策略,而不是依靠人类的直觉以及与创始人之间的关系。执行合伙人德米特里·卡明斯基(Dmitry Kaminskiy)表示,该算法大多用来行使否决权,如果它发现危险信号,Deep Knowledge就不会投资。

自从Deep Knowledge的人工智能技术参与董事会五年来,市场上并没有出现多少真正意义上的效仿者。事实上,Deep Knowledge自身也已经转移其精力,而且不再使用这一算法。美国西北大学(Northwestern University)凯洛格管理学院(Kellogg School of Management)的教授布莱恩·乌兹(Brian Uzzi)说:“如今,重大策略决策基于直觉”—也就是说,由人来制定—“因为我们缺乏相关数据。”实际上,各大公司所做重大决策的数量还不足以用来有效地培训算法。

Landmark Longevity Summits at King's College London Demonstrate That Top Financial and Tech Corporations Are Committed to Longevity

This week two Landmark International Longevity Summits in London attracted the attention of scientists, government officials, major financial corporations, insurance companies, investment banks, and technology companies from around the world. The Landmark AI for Longevity Summit and the First International Longevity Policy and Governance Summit at King's College London are expected to become the world-leading forums for the Longevity Industry.

Landmark Summits Reveal How the Future of National Economies Will Be Reshaped by the Intersection of AI, Longevity, Finance and Governance

November 14, 2019, London, UK: Deep Knowledge Group executives Dmitry Kaminksiy and Eric Kihlstrom spoke at a landmark one-day event held yesterday at King’s College London with the strategic support Deep Knowledge Group. The event united two Longevity-themed summits under the shared strategic agenda of enabling a paradigm shift from treatment to prevention and from prevention to Precision Health via the synergistic efforts of science, industry, AI, policy and governance, to enable the UK to become an international leader in Healthy Longevity.

Deep Knowledge Group Announces Strategic Support of Landmark AI for Longevity Summit at King’s College London

October 25, 2019, London, UK: Deep Knowledge Group announces its strategic support of a conference on the topic of Longevity for the first time since the Big Data Science in Medicine Conference at Oxford University in 2014, and will be unveiling the cumulative knowledge it has aggregated, systematized and refined over the past 5 years on the nexus of Artificial Intelligence, Longevity, Health and Wealth to a select group of attendees.


Switzerland: Hub of a new ‘Longevity Valley’?

Aging Analytics Agency special case study reveals how Switzerland could become the new European Longevity hotspot.

According to our friends the Aging Analytics Agency, Switzerland may be the next leader in Longevity and an important part of creating a fourth industrial revolution. A revolution in human Longevity will transform the growing aging population from a possible ‘silver tsunami’ threat into an opportunity.

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Deep Knowledge Ventures Flagship Portfolio Company
Insilico Medicine Closes Major $37 Million Series B Round

Insilico Medicine has successfully closed its $37 million Series B funding round led by Qiming Venture Partners and joined by Eight Roads, F-Prime Capital, Lilly Asia Ventures, Sinovation Ventures, Baidu Ventures, Pavilion Capital, Bold Capital Partners, Longevity Vision Fund, Juvenescence, and Michel Antonov

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Pharma’s AlphaGo Moment: For the First Time Artificial Intelligence Has Designed a New Drug in 21 Days

For the First Time, Artificial Intelligence Has Designed and Validated a New Drug in Days


Artificial intelligence gets a seat in the boardroom

Hong Kong venture capitalist sees AI running Asian companies within 5 years

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ESG Frontiers: Artificial intelligence: The rise of the responsible robots

Far from the evil cyborgs of science fiction, AI is emerging as a sustainable investment theme

Government Longevity National Developmen

Aging Analytics Agency Releases Global Overview of Government-Led Longevity Development Initiatives

Aging Analytics Agency has published a new, 315-page open-access report “National Longevity Development Plans: Global Overview 2019 (First Edition)”, which delivers a comprehensive international overview of the projects, initiatives, and efforts that different countries are making in order to combat the issues associated with Ageing Population. 

MIT School of Engineering first quarter 2019 awards

Every quarter, the School of Engineering publicly recognizes their achievements by highlighting the honors, prizes, and medals won by faculty working in our academic departments, labs, and centers. 

Regina Barzilay, Manolis Kellis, Tommi Jaakola and Peter Szolovits were named among “Top 100 AI Leaders in Drug Discovery and Advanced Healthcare” by Deep Knowledge Analytics on Feb. 1.

MIT acknowledged AI ranking made by Deep Knowledge Analytics.

This week four CSAIL faculty were named among the top 100 global leaders in artificial intelligence for health, according to a new report developed by a top technology think-tank.

Deep Knowledge Analytics’s “Top 100 AI Leaders in Drug Discovery and Advanced Healthcare”.

The 100 Leading Pioneers

Of AI Drug Development

Deep Knowledge Analytics picked the 'Top 100 AI Leaders in Drug Discovery and Advanced Healthcare’ out of an initial pool of 500 outstanding candidates. Unless a new AI winter wind blows and sweeps over the science explorers, their work is quite likely to enhance the quality of life surpassing the most vivid science fiction imagination.

An Insight Of AI's Penetration In Drug Development Market

A recent article about AI-based drug development, indicates the progressive use of A.I. technologies for the drug production industry, mining the huge amount of data collected from the pharmaceutical companies’ data centers. Thanks to Deep Knowledge Ventures which a couple of days ago updated their research data, we took the opportunity to delve into the latest developments of this market.

Presentation in the House of Lords

Dmitry Kaminskiy Presents Landmark “AI in UK Industry Report” in the House of Lords of UK Parliament alongside Lord Clement-Jones and Birgitte Andersen.

The lucrative business

of living longer

Our report "Longevity Industry in UK. Landscape Overviiew 2018" was mentioned by Financial Times in a huge article about Longevity


AI industry in the UK Q3/2018     

A major report by Big Innovation Centre and Deep Knowledge Analytics places the UK in the third spot in the global rankings for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and it foresees it excelling in specific subsectors and areas in the coming years.


Dmitry Kaminskiy Delivers Keynote Presentation at the 2018 Association of Future Markets Conference in London

On September 12, 2018, Dmitry Kaminskiy delivered a keynote presentation at AFM 2018, one of the leading FinTech conferences for professional incumbents and leading players of the financial industry in the UK, organized by the Association of Future Markets and GMEX Group.

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London, 24 August 2018 – Big Innovation Centre and DeepKnowledge Analytics form strategic partnership to produce regular landscapeoverviews of UK Innovation Ecosystem and DeepTech industries.


Deep Knowledge Ventures Salutes Insilico Medicine on Close of Latest Financing Round

Monday, June 11, Hong Kong: Deep Knowledge Ventures salutes its portfolio company Insilico Medicine on the close of its latest round of financing, led by WuXi AppTec’s Corporate Venture Fund, with contributions from Pavilion Capital, BOLD Capital and Juvenescence Limited.


BGRF trustees present at Financial Times and The Economist Longevity Conferences

Monday, November 27, 2017, London, UK: Biogerontology Research FoundationTrustee Dmitry Kaminskiy and Chief Science Officer Alex Zhavoronkov spoke at the Aging and Longevity Panel at the Financial Times Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference on November 10th, 2017, alongside Aubrey de Grey, Chief Science Officer of SENS Research Foundation, and Joseph Antoun, Chairman of the Global Healthspan Policy Institute.


"Financial Inclusion Developing World" Analytical Report

Deep Knowledge Analytics produced a 125-page report which provides a detailed overview of “Financial Inclusion” initiatives as an industry, as well as major trends and classification of the core technologies enabling the provision of financial services to the 2 Billion unbanked


Groundbreaking 650 page Analytical Report “The Business of Longevity”

Groundbreaking 650 page Analytical Report “The Business of Longevity” Outlines Vast Longevity Industry Within One United Framework


“HealthTech Mobile Apps Industry” Analytical Report

Deep Knowledge Analytics produced analytical report that provides an overview of the markets, technologies, companies, investors, trends, key drivers, challenges and opportunities in the HealthTech Mobile Applications industry and gives an insight into the competitive landscape of the industry and how it shapes the world. 


AI & Blockchain for Healthy Longevity

Longevity United is establishing a joint venture with Eterly Inc. to deliver a Longevity-focused mass market consumer-oriented Mobile app and ecosystem, and today announces the launch of its token sale (ICO) to raise $15m of funds to complete construction of this advanced technological ecosystem.


Longevity industry systematized for first time

UK aging research foundation produces roadmap for the emerging longevity industry in a series of reports to be published throughout the year