Published on March 4th, 2020 | by Emergent Enterprise0
How People are Using AI to Detect and Fight the Coronavirus
Emergent technology often gets a bad rap for taking away jobs or stealing identities. But, the truth is technology is solving many problems and even saving lives. As Khari Johnson writes at VentureBeat, a timely example of the contributions of tech is in the fight against the coronavirus. Artificial intelligence is helping healthcare workers and drug developers in many ways to get the world closer to a solution. Robots are going where it is unsafe for humans to provide assistance. It’s a safe bet that technology will deliver a quicker answer to the virus and prevent many fatalities.
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The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus is a fluid situation changing by the day, and even by the hour. The growing worldwide public health emergency is threatening lives, but it’s also impacting businesses and disrupting travel around the world. The OECD warns that coronavirus could cut global economic growth in half, and the Federal Reserve will cut the federal interest rates following the worst week for the stock market since 2008.
Just how the COVID-19 coronavirus will affect the way we live and work is unclear because it’s a novel disease spreading around the world for the first time, but it appears that AI may help fight the virus and its economic impact.
A World Health Organization report released last month said that AI and big data are a key part of the response to the disease in China. Here are some ways people are turning to machine learning solutions in particular to detect, or fight against, the COVID-19 coronavirus.
On February 19, the Danish company UVD Robots said it struck an agreement with Sunay Healthcare Supply to distribute its robots in China. UVD’s robots rove around health care facilities spreading UV light to disinfect rooms contaminated with viruses or bacteria.