Artificial intelligence may be pandemic lifesaver … one day

Rob Lever with Julie Jammot of AFP (French language article translated to English on Yahoo News) –

Artificial intelligence systems picked up early clues about the coronavirus outbreak by scanning news images and social media posts from a market in Wuhan, China, where the first cases were detected.


On December 30, researchers using artificial intelligence systems to comb through media and social platforms detected the spread of an unusual flu-like illness in Wuhan, China.

It would be days before the World Health Organization released a risk assessment and a full month before the UN agency declared a global public health emergency for the novel coronavirus.

Could the AI systems have accelerated the process and limited, or even arrested, the extent of the COVID-19 pandemic?



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Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Known as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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