Data analytics is being used in a big way to track and monitor COVID-19. It’s being used to assist businesses worldwide as they face decisions regarding operations during the pandemic, and it has already played a huge role in the direct fight against the coronavirus globally.
China, the first site of the outbreak, has been an example of how we can leverage technology to help us through this unprecedented time as we cope with the COVID-19 virus. By rapidly employing artificial intelligence and data analytics, Chinese cities are working hard to combat outbreaks and slow the spread of the virus.
Tech company Infervision has been credited with helping hospitals in Wuhan, China with its AI technology. Their imaging technology has helped hospitals manage an influx of patients by quickly diagnosing the virus and delivering faster results from CT scans, therefore speeding diagnosis, treatment, identification, and containment. Blockchain is being used for the business side of hospital operations, as increased visits and claims could prove to be an administrative burden without the help of technology.
Technology is also being used to help with the everyday practical aspects of the disease as governments and officials encourage social distancing. Robots are being trained to perform necessary tasks including sanitizing surfaces and delivering food and medicine to infected persons. Chinese companies have even developed systems capable of detecting individuals who have a fever within a distance of 16 feet.
Looking to the future, AI and technology are being used to help scientists better understand the virus and how to treat it. There are companies handling both sides, analyzing the virus itself and using big data to identify potential treatments. Supercomputers are currently working on a possible vaccine.
Data analytics is for more than just business - it is helping to solve real problems on a global scale. We at Schneider Downs are still here to bring big thinking and personal focus when it comes to data analytics.
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