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AI Community of Experts Making Contributions to Coronavirus Fight

Since the White House issued a “call to action” to AI
researchers to help fight the coronavirus spread, researchers have
stepped up in multiple ways, including to find answers to key
scientific questions. (GETTY IMAGES)

Since the White House issued a “call to action” to AI
researchers to help fight the coronavirus spread, researchers have
stepped up in multiple ways. Here is an update:

Lots of data is available. The Covid-19 Open Research Dataset
(CORD-19) is a collection of research studies published in both
peer-reviewed journals and non-peer-reviewed pre-print websites
such as bioRxiv and medRxiv. Currently, it consists of over 13,000
full-text papers and abstracts for another 16,000 papers and is
expected to be updated with new research as it becomes available,
according to an account in Forbes.
The account was written by Kashyap Kompella, the CEO of the
technology industry analyst firm RPA2AI Research.

He summarized the key scientific questions about Covid-19 that
need answers based on available literature. We need to know more
about:

  • Virus Transmission, Incubation And Stability, including
    seasonality, incubation period, asymptomatic transmission,
    persistence of virus on different surfaces and effectiveness of
    protective gear.
  • Medical Care, including challenges, solutions and best
    practices related to management of surge capacity, addressing
    shortages, Telemedicine and home care
  • Risk Factors And Effective Mitigation Measures such as impact
    of pre-existing diseases, impact of behavioral factors such as
    smoking and susceptibility of groups such as pregnant women


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By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor
April 2, 2020
AI Trends