Dear AI Community,
With you being part of SwissCognitive - The Global AI Network, we feel responsible to share with you the latest news on how AI is being used & developed further to find solutions to our ongoing global crisis triggered by the Coronavirus.
It is not only important that we take measures given by authorities seriously on a local level, we also need to collaborate on global level to be able to overcome this challenge.
We kindly ask you to keep exchanging, learning and growing. Become part of the solution! With joint powers we can overcome this crisis.
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday and sending you our healthy regards,
The SwissCognitive Team
While governments across the globe are working in collaboration with local authorities and health-care providers to respond to the crisis caused by the Coronavirus, experts & researchers are turning to advanced analytics and AI to augment current efforts to prevent further infection.
Machine learning & AI have huge potential to help draw insights from scientific research. And even though AI today may not be at the stage where it helps us to address the current crisis accurately, it is already processing avalanche of data, and assisting us to find answers to our current global challenge.
From interactive real-time maps to sophisticated forecasting algorithms, scientists are using technology to predict and track the spread of the novel Coronavirus. Solutions include employing AI to process a large amount of data coming from multiple sources in various countries.
Along with hand-washing, it is advised to avoid touching the eyes, nose & mouth during the worldwide outbreak. As we have the tendency of touching our faces dozens of times in an hour, this can be a challenge. A wristband developed by an AI startup that vibrates when we are about to touch our face could well assist us.
AI and genetic applied science are making it easier, faster, and cheaper to understand how the virus spreads, how to manage it, and how to contain its devastating effects. AI can also help manage the outbreak and minimize fatalities by decreasing the burden on the healthcare professionals.
Thousands of papers have been published about the virus. For the human brain, it is not an easy task to process all this information. By cross-referencing papers and searching for patterns, AI algorithms could help discover new possible treatments or factors that make the virus worse for some patients.
The developer of an AI-based solution for detecting Coronavirus using chest X-rays claims that his AI Corona detector provides results with 96% accuracy. This news comes as a ray of hope for people who cannot afford expensive tests for the deadly virus.
There's an incredible amount of data being locked away in various tools like online news sites, social media, crowdsourcing, and data sources. This information that you wouldn't find in any sort of traditional government system could well be used for public health.
Drug development typically takes at least a decade to move from idea to market, with failure rates of over 90% and a price tag between $2 and $3 billion. We can substantially accelerate this process using AI and make it much cheaper, faster, and more likely to succeed.