HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, DATA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ARE USED TO COMBAT THE PANDEMIC
Coronavirus, now declared as pande mia , is causing widespread closure and chaos. With the increasing number of cases every day, the situation is truly alarming.
China, being the epicenter of this infection, has relied on technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science to fight the pandemic.
Here are six forms of artificial intelligence, data science, and technology being used to manage and fight COVID-19.
AI TO IDENTIFY, TRACK AND FORECAST OUTBREAKS
Artificial intelligence is of great help in tracking the spread of Coronavirus . AI is being widely used to analyze news reports, social media platforms, and government documents. BlueDot, a Canadian-based startup can help track infection risks by using AI. In fact, AI can also help diagnose the virus. Infervision, an AI company launched a solution that helps frontline doctors detect and control the disease. This solution improves the speed of CT diagnosis. Alibaba: The Chinese e-commerce giant has also built an AI-powered diagnostic system that they claim is 96% accurate in diagnosing the virus in seconds.
DRONES DELIVER MEDICAL SUPPLIES .
Coronavirus is spread through physical contacts. Therefore, one of the safest ways to obtain medical supplies is through Drone delivery. Terra Drone is using these aerial vehicles to transport medical samples and quarantine material with minimal risk between the Xinchang County Disease Control Center and the People’s Hospital. Drones are also being used to patrol public places.
ROBOTS STERILIZE, DELIVER FOOD AND SUPPLIES, AND PERFORM OTHER TASKS .
Since robots are not susceptible to the Coronavirus , they are deploying to clean, sterilize, and deliver food and medicine. Blue Ocean Robotics UVD robots have ultraviolet light that kills bacteria and viruses autonomously. China deployed Pudu Technology robots to meet the needs of this crisis.
DEVELOPING DRUGS .
DeepMind: Google’s AI division used its latest AI algorithms to understand the proteins that make up the virus to help develop the necessary treatments. BenevolentAI, which is known for manufacturing drugs that can fight difficult diseases, is now helping to support efforts to treat Coronavirus. Within a few weeks of the outbreak, he used his predictive capabilities to propose existing medications that might be helpful.
CHATBOTS TO SHARE INFORMATION.
People seek medical consultation services through Tencent operated by WeChat. Chatbots are also playing an essential communication role for service providers in the travel and tourism industry to keep travelers up-to-date on the latest travel disruptions and procedures.
SUPERCOMPUTERS WORKING ON THE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE.
Cloud computing and supercomputers are being used by Tencent, DiDi, Huawei and many other tech giants to accelerate the development of vaccines for the coronavirus. The speed with which these systems can execute calculations and model solutions is much faster than standard computer processing.