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The global coronavirus outbreak has changed all our lives greatly.

As of April 6th, COVID-19 has infected around 1.35 million people across the globe, claiming the lives of 74,683 people.

This has created a sense of panic and fear among us all.

Governments have put cities under lockdown and urged people to remain indoors to break the chain of the virus’s spread.

This has caused people to spring into action and take measures to prepare for this apocalyptic situation.

People are panic buying groceries and utilities like protective face masks, hand sanitizers and toilet paper.

However, experts have warned that face masks are not sufficient to stop the spread of COVID-19.

To truly win against this pandemic, we require the assistance of advanced technology like artificial intelligence (A.I.).

In this blog, we discuss how A.I. has been used so far to minimize casualties.

Ways in which AI has been utilized

1. To predict epidemics

When it comes to making predictions, A.I. stands peerless.

No wonder then that A.I. can be used to warn of any upcoming pandemic.

This can allow us to prepare in advance and help curtail the negative impact of the pandemic.

For example, Blue Dot, a global A.I. database company that tracks over a hundred infectious diseases, sent out a warning to its customers to avoid Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak on December 31st, 2019.

This is astonishing as the warning came much ahead of those made by both the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

In fact, WHO took out a notice only on 9th January 2020.

2. For drug discovery and development

Not only can A.I. be utilized for predicting an impending pandemic, it can also come handy in identifying and developing vaccines faster than ever before.

Insilico Medicine, one of Longevity Vision Fund’s portfolio companies, has successfully used their A.I. system to successfully identify thousands of molecules as potential medications for coronavirus.

The company then made its data free for download so that other researchers could use their findings to develop a cure.

This has accelerated the process of creating a vaccine for the disease.

3. To minimize fatality and optimize disease management

A.I. can also reduce the burden on the healthcare professionals.

As doctors, nurses and hospital staff are at the highest risk of COVID-19 exposure, they need all the help they can get.

China has used robots to perform quicker diagnostic tests, and Hangzhou city ambulances have been leveraging A.I. to navigate the streets effectively.

Drones are also being used for surveillance and ensuring that people take proper precautions.

A.I. assisted apps have also been launched that help people check if they have traveled or come in contact with a confirmed coronavirus patient.


Going forward, it is evident that technology will play a huge role in our fight against coronavirus.

By harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence, we overcome this situation.

However, the role of artificial intelligence is not just restricted to the above discussed methods.

Businesses too can take advantage of this technology right now for reaping great benefits.

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