A.I. Called Upon to Fight Pandemic

It might not be in time for this one, though.

By Rick Richardson

From predicting outbreaks to devising treatments, doctors are turning to AI to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Why It Matters. While machine-learning algorithms were already becoming a part of health care, COVID-19 is likely to accelerate their adoption. But lack of data and testing time could hinder their effectiveness – for this pandemic, at least.