AI Companies Fighting Covid-19
- 30 Apr 2020
The AI field has rallied to answer the call for aid on fighting COVID-19, with many companies adapting and developing their products and services to find a solution for this current pandemic. The silver lining is that COVID-19 is fast-tracking AI integration into healthcare which will help us down the line with identifying, tracing, and wiping out future deadly diseases and infections.
AI Companies Fighting COVID-19
The list below details AI-focussed companies fighting COVID-19. From academic institutions to global brands, in this article, you’ll find stories that should definitely be recognised for their efforts against the Coronavirus.
Benevolent AI, a RE•WORK member, published two articles, one in The Lancet and one in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. In both articles, they identified approved drugs that might block the viral replication process of SARS-CoV-2.
The cited articles recognised, through its AI systems, six compounds that are used to block particular pathways of the virus, which in-turn, slow multiplication of particles. This was discovered through the use of a large repository of medical information, including data extracted from the scientific literature by machine learning tools.
Delft Imaging is an integrated solutions provider for medical imaging that is used in over 40 countries worldwide.
Delft Imagining recently teamed up with sister company and AI specialist Thirona to develop a tool to aid in the triage of COVID-19, identifying affected lung tissue for specialists. The concept, named CAD4COVID has been developed with the intention to support triaging in resource-constrained settings and high-prevalence areas. The imaging became available in the week of March 30th and its use will be free-of-charge.
This groundbreaking solution usually monitors several health conditions through free speech into a simple smartphone app. This application is backed by sophisticated and proprietary algorithms allowing near-real-time monitoring and early detection of condition deterioration.
How is this being applied to COVID-19?
Well, Cordio has adopted using its technology to detect changes in lung fluid as associated with the COVID-19 virus. This software could also be considerably useful for those in self-isolation and remotely testing.