Coronavirus: How Artificial Intelligence, Data Science And Technology Is Used To Fight The Pandemic

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Since the first report of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China, it has spread to at least 100 other countries. As China initiated its response to the virus, it leaned on its strong technology sector and specifically artificial intelligence (AI), data science, and technology to track and fight the pandemic while tech leaders, including Alibaba, Baidu, Huawei and more accelerated their company's healthcare initiatives. As a result, tech startups are integrally involved with clinicians, academics, and government entities around the world to activate technology as the virus continues to spread to many other countries. Here are 10 ways artificial intelligence, data science, and technology are being used to manage and fight COVID-19. The better we can track the virus, the better we can fight it.


U.S. immigration rules bar thousands of foreign nurses

The Japan Times

As the coronavirus pandemic threatens to strain nursing staffs at hospitals across the United States, Melanie N. Beckham knows where to find reinforcements. But first, the Trump administration needs to give its approval. Beckham, president of Vintage Health Resources in Germantown, Tennessee, specializes in helping hospitals throughout the Southeast hire nurses from the Philippines, a country with a large population of English speakers and a long history of sending health care workers abroad. Of the several hundred Philippine recruits now in Vintage's application process, more than 100 nurses have passed the licensing and language exams. They have completed background checks and are ready to head to the U.S. Yet they are stuck because they can't get their visas processed.


How can AI contribute to combat the Coronavirus Outbreak?

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With the number of Coronavirus cases increasing every day, it is evident that the entire world is struggling to triumph over this deadly disease. While the top health organizations are aiding funds to facilitate research, many believe that the artificial intelligence might help in decelerating the crisis. Let's have a look at how artificial intelligence can help in overcoming this pandemic situation: Artificial Intelligence, aka AI, may see coming pandemics, which will give us sufficient time to prepare. According to Forbes, a Canada based development company had warned of this threat a few days before the authorities issued public warnings. This clearly depicts that the earlier we can track the virus, the better we can fight it.


Coronavirus: How Artificial Intelligence, Data Science And Technology Is Used To Fight The Pandemic

#artificialintelligence

Since the first report of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China, it has spread to at least 100 other countries. As China initiated its response to the virus, it leaned on its strong technology sector and specifically artificial intelligence (AI), data science, and technology to track and fight the pandemic while tech leaders, including Alibaba, Baidu, Huawei and more accelerated their company's healthcare initiatives. As a result, tech startups are integrally involved with clinicians, academics, and government entities around the world to activate technology as the virus continues to spread to many other countries. Here are 10 ways artificial intelligence, data science, and technology are being used to manage and fight COVID-19. The better we can track the virus, the better we can fight it.


McLaren F1 engineers develop a prototype respirator for NHS staff

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Engineers at Formula 1 motor racing team McLaren have developed a respirator prototype to protect frontline NHS staff from COVID-19. It's hoped that the personal respirator, which consists of a fabric hood connected to an air filter, could soon be used in UK hospitals. The device, developed in partnership with University of Southampton medical staff, is connected to a small portable unit that supplies clean air. It uses readily available components and has an open-source design, meaning it could potentially be modified by medical teams globally. If tests are successful, the device could help meet a high demand for personal protective equipment for healthcare workers.