It’s not rocket science, but it’s still effective, New A.I. technology can help detect Coronavirus with the help of lung X-rays
Ever since the world has been taken by the storm with the horrific effects of coronavirus, millions of people across the globe are worried for the well-being of their family and loved ones, more than the virus itself, people are more affected by the heightened uncertainty that is combined with the process of detecting the virus. Medical institutions around the globe are trying to test as many as possible with the help of a special COVID-19 testing kit. However, according to the latest report, AI technology can also be used to detect patients suffering from Coronavirus.
The AI test is approached by taking out chest X-rays of the patients to detect any possible signs of COVOD-19. The Wuhan Tongji hospital has joined hands with Infervision, an AI medical company from Beijing, to work on this supremely effective and resourceful virus detection tool. The tool has been providing crucial medical assistance in hospitals in Italy, as the situation keeps getting grisly by the day in the European country.
Moreover, a similar screening tool has been developed by researchers in Canada, where the AI tools can be deployed to test millions of people efficiently, with faster testing and result system. However, as it stands the researchers in Canada are still working on the technology by examining thousands of old x-ray images of over 3000 patients. Experts believe that COVID-19 is still a fairly unexplored terrain that offers an assortment of mysteries. Hence, nobody is willing to jump the gun on the long research and development process.
AI engineers are hopeful that the unfortunate effect of COVID-19 will trigger an environment of infrastructural advancement in the AI sector. Although, we are fighting from an enemy which we know very little about we should keep feeding our institutions of futuristic research and technology to establish a system of advancement that can help us in the present as well as in the future. We need to be better prepared for the next pandemic that comes knocking on our doors, and maybe that time we will have a better technological protection firewall in place.