How Artificial Intelligence the smart helps against COVID19




AI has been helping mankind since its evolution in many ways. The day artificial intelligence would lead the world with its smart technologies is not any far. Yes, the future is already here, AI is an ever-evolving technology though.AI technologies have already proven their human-like-intelligence and beyond-human-intelligence in many fields such as finance, education, transportation, healthcare, etc. Especially the role AI is playing in the healthcare sector is illustrious. It is helping the doctors in detecting the diseases at the earlier stages and operating on critical parts which are impossible even for highly experienced doctors.

Especially the contribution of AI in the health and medical sector against COVID-19 is unusual. Few companies such as Bluedot, Deargen, Insilico Medicine, Alibaba, DeepMind etc. based out in China, Korea, and the US have already delivered AI-based screening systems and devices to help hospitals in treating patients and reducing emergency cases. Additionally, robots are assisting scientists in inventing the vaccine.
Thanks to AI (precisely bioinformatics), which is predominantly helping and minimizing the time of developing the vaccine and testing on humans. Hopefully, with furthermore intervention on AI in labs, the vaccines may get ready even faster for real-time use.

Role of AI in the battle against Novel Corona

The outbreak of COVID-19 is the most important challenge and brought about an exquisite loss in the form of lives. It affected the economies of the countries terribly and dissipated the human lifestyle, restrained and restricted them to home. The effective instances of this virus are rapidly growing with time across the world. The faster the graph of this virus spread rises, the harder it gets to comprise the virus and it becomes more critical for local health care centers to treat the affected.

Moreover, it is accepted that it takes time to invent vaccines for new viruses. So, the spread of the virus can only be stopped with screening, testing, and quarantining even the asymptomatic. As Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director of the WHO said, the simple way to stop this pandemic is to test people. 

Having said that, with the rapid spread of the virus, it is merely impossible for Doctors to test a huge number of people in a given time. So, here comes AI into the picture again. 

Lets’ see how artificial intelligence is used to fight against COVID-19.

Data collection and AI-empowered medical gadgets:

AI provides a huge advantage in aiding against this pandemic. AI is used in the regions wherein human involvement is restricted i.e., parts of diagnosis, detection, and monitoring of the virus. It is used in the collection of data from a virus-infected person, and statistics and stores in domestic records. AI is already deployed for temperature screening and containment screening at healthcare facilities. Thus AI saves time and reduces human effort by assisting in the screening process and detection which are purely time-consuming.

Temperature screening for the virus symptoms:

Medical/healthcare sectors are the frontend to the warfare against the virus; AI technologies improve the efficiency and accuracy in their operations. A monitoring system that uses infrared sensors for temperature screening and AI to detect face-mask by an intelligent tool positioned on the hospital’s entrance. AI is used to carry out facial scans to find people with fever and helps to lessen the involvement of manual screening in real-time. Some countries have succeeded in detecting the virus in big numbers much faster comparatively, and this can be credited to AI as its contribution is extraordinary.

Computers integrated with AI-based technologies are powerful ways for real-time communication for all the healthcare people who are battling against the COVID-19 on the front line.

Discovering insights and involvement in the diagnosis of Virus:

AI is ideal at analyzing specific statistics to detect and make it simpler to decide what treatments could work or which experiments to gather next. Machine learning identifies patterns in the given data and helps to make suitable predictions. Thus these technologies help in gaining useful insights and making proper predictions. Chest x-rays are the quickest and most low-cost ways for doctors to triage patients. This became significant after watching shortages as well as delays in PCR. The AI-based tool known as the prognosis is coming as a strong assist whilst the affected person load is growing stress on staff.

AI applications help similarly to determine the spread of infection. They also help in the detection of symptomatic carriers.

Bottom Line

AI’s contribution is not just limited to the medical or health sectors for detecting the affected and assisting in vaccine development. Even big companies and start-ups are using AI to develop innovative solutions such as health monitoring devices that include personal hygiene tools, access control, temperature control together. Thus AI helps furthermore in fighting against flu and seasonal infections. However, the contribution of artificial intelligence technologies remains significant in not only fighting against COVID or SARS or cyberattacks or malware attacks, but AI can even do much more that is unimagined by humans in the near future.


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