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Effective uses of Artificial Intelligence in Pandemic Management

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Posted on Aug 18, 2020
by Priyanka Roy ( Business Development Consultant)

Effective uses of Artificial Intelligence in Pandemic Management

Technology initially couldn’t stop the onset of the pandemics however, it’s now stopping the spread, educate, warn and empower those on the ground to be aware of the situation and noticeably reduce the effect. Here’s how:

Social distancing and sustain business continuity:
As remote working is slowly becoming the new norm, acceptance of AI chatbots by service is growing in such areas as online retail, healthcare, telecommunications, banking, financial advice, insurance, dealership and government. One of the ‘Chatbots’ specific purposes for business is automation, providing clients’ support 24/7, one of the ‘must-haves’ in the lockdown.

Track people with Facial Recognition and Big Data:
AI driven facial recognition technologies can help in precisely identifying people even if they are masked. Big data analytics can help in quickly identifying infected individuals, connect with them, track who they have meet, along with monitoring movement and tracking of people who are quarantined. The advanced tracking technology can help in identifying infected people who break the rules and step out despite being quarantined and further keep a tab on people to check if they’ve been in contact with an infected person.

Risk assessment, Predictive Analytics and Forecasting:
AI-based data analytics, risk assessment tools are enabling medical professionals to forecast about disease spread, medication, treatment, potentially lead to new insights or approaches to address the COVID-19 outbreak. AI tools helps to distinguish whether the patients have a common cold, flu, or COVID-19, whether the individual needs to be tested, and if yes, then what tests are essential. Many multinational technology companies have built AI-based solutions to efficiently screen large populations and spot a change in their body temperature while they are on the move. Such technologies can be implemented in crowded areas, hospitals, train stations, airports, etc., to identify sick people quickly and quarantine them before they infect a bigger sum of population.

Technology supported temperature monitoring:
The wireless thermometer guns and other similar infrared body temperature measuring devices are being used at all checkpoints of offices, airports, hotels, hospitals, train stations, shops and other public places - measuring the body temperature from a distance and turn out to be effective in pinpointing the individuals who might need further investigations. Automated thermal monitoring along with AI driven facial recognition is making this process faster and more effective.

Drugs Discovery:
AI plays vital role in signifying components of a vaccine by understanding their viral protein structures, and help medical researchers to scour tens of heaps of relevant research papers at an unprecedented pace. Teams at the Allen Institute for AI, Google  DeepMind have created several AI tools, shared data sets and research results – by introducing ‘AlphaFold’, a cutting-edge system that predicts the 3D structure of a protein based on its genetic sequence.

Hospital’s usage:
Several hospitals globally are using AI-based software from the company Infervision to scan through CT images of patients’ lungs to look for signs of infection. This technology is being used by large hospitals across the US - to safely screen and treat patients from remote places. The Rush University Medical Center in Chicago recently set up a virtual medical line to help screen patients for coronavirus.

We at Aress, with the help of our experienced Data Analyst/Experts/Scientists/Engineers continue to leverage BI/AI/ML, Big Data, Advanced Analytics, Facial Recognition, Chatbots, Predictive Analytics technologies for supporting our clients with automation benefits during these challenging times. You can view – to know more.

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