- Tram Ho
In the context that Wuhan virus is spreading at a dizzying pace in China, technology firms in the country have launched an application that allows users to check if they are exposed to a person infected with the new corona virus. .
According to SCMP, a collaborative application between Qihoo 360 and NoSugar Tech collects data of each person’s journey, while also warning those who have been in Wuhan.
Accordingly, only with data such as departure date, train ticket or plane ticket, users can check whether they are traveling with someone who has been infected with nCoV. At the same time, the application also recommends cases of unintentional contact with an infected person to isolate themselves and seek medical help if symptoms such as high fever are detected.
Reportedly, NoSugar Tech synthesis and verification of data from publicly available sources such as television station CCTV, People’s Daily to enter into the database of the application. After that, Qihoo 360 will use its artificial intelligence system and big data technology to analyze, thereby ensuring the information is always updated and has the highest reliability possible.
Notably, despite being launched for only 2 days, the application has attracted a total of 21 million users through the Qihoo 360 web platform and on smartphone applications.
According to SCMP, in the context that Wuhan virus is spreading at a rapid rate in China, such applications are essential. According to the latest data, there have been 9,600 cases, 213 deaths from corona virus as of this morning 31-1.
Not only Qihoo 360, other Chinese technology companies are also using artificial intelligence to support the fight against the nCoV pandemic.
AISpeech Company recently announced that it will provide free AI chatbot system on Wechat application to the government, health organizations and charities in China. With the ability to automatically make calls to people and record a response, this chatbot system will be an ‘extended arm’, allowing authorities to reach a large number of people to survey about their travel schedule. Besides, this system can also be used to provide important information about the disease to people.
Meanwhile, leading technology companies like Baidu and Alibaba have provided free cloud computing technology to scientists, with the expectation of speeding up the process of researching anti-virus vaccines Corona as well as those cures for infected people. Notably, Baidu also claimed that its AI system was able to analyze the secondary structure of the Corona virus genome in 27 seconds, and was available to any research institution worldwide for free. gender if required.
Source : Techtalk