Question which arises here is how?
Due to a recent press release published by Gartner which was closely monitored by our DocTooLss technical content team where it said that “CIOs and CDOs in governmental and healthcare organizations, should leverage AI in five core areas to improve decision making during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Gartner, Inc.“
The five areas where the AI will combat with COVID19 are:
- Early Detection and Epidemic Analysis
- Triage and Diagnosis
- Healthcare Operations
- Vaccine Research & Development (R&D)
Some pointers which we think we should know about:
Early Detection and Epidemic Analysis: AI technique is all about to understand, analyse, and predict where the virus is spreading or slowing down.
If by AI automatic tracking of citizens who are the carriers of this pandemic COVID19 can be tracked down via their mobile phone locations and public facial recognition and backtracking the movement of people to identify the source of the virus. Ex: India which has recently made it compulsory for its citizens to download “Aarogya Setu” application on their mobiles.
Containment : With the news breaking in to apply Lockdowns around the world, with one message being spread as an anthem i.e. stay-at-home, be safe.
So here AI could act as behaviour analytics in reading the dynamics of human behaviour.
Law enforcement can predict where and when people may not adhere to stay-at-home orders or social distancing through predictive enforcement and dispatch enforcement units accordingly.” as quoted by Gartner .
Triage and Diagnosis: AI-enabled self-triage has helped patients including virtual health assistants, in identifying people if they possibly are infected and if they infected then what can be the next steps for its treatment.
Healthcare Operations: AI plays an important role in distributing evenly the healthcare operations and hospital resources by making the availability of qualified medical staff, materials and equipment as allocated by their healthcare CIOs and CDOs.
Vaccine Research & Development (R&D): AI graphs and Natural-Language Processing (NLP) which is used to identify findings, procedures, medications, allergies and participants. The test on humans such as the plasma therapy which is still not a treatment but going on trials on the patients of COVID19.
Healthcare CIOs and CDOs should explore every avenue of AI to fight COVID-19 using an ongoing and systematic process of AI application identification and prioritization as quoted by Gartner .
The intakes of this blog has been taken by Gartner News Room – Press Release section – Click here for more information.