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Facts Can Change, and AI Can Help

Apr 5, 2021 |

As understanding of an issue evolves, the best set of available facts often changes: for instance, mask-wearing wasn’t recommended early in the COVID-19 pandemic, but now, it’s common knowledge that mask-wearing is helpful to stop the spread of the disease. Read more…

How Stanford’s COVID Analytics Helped It Navigate the Pandemic

Mar 23, 2021 |

Around this time last year, everyone and their brother was launching a dashboard for COVID analytics. Most of these were quite similar to one another: basic COVID data pulled from a handful of primary sources and parsed into slightly different levels of granularity, visualized locally or globally depending on the audience. Read more…

Machine Learning for COVID Diagnosis Falls Short

Mar 22, 2021 |

In the earliest days of the pandemic, machine learning showed exceptional promise for COVID-19 diagnosis. Reliably, early machine learning models outperformed doctors in recognizing the telltale COVID-induced pneumonia on CT scans from hospitalized patients. Read more…

MIT Analytics Reveal How Anti-Maskers Leverage Data Visualization

Mar 16, 2021 |

You’ve probably seen them: the Facebook posts from a relative or a friend of a friend claiming that if you look at the numbers, the pandemic isn’t a big deal, masks don’t work – that kind of thing. Read more…

DataRobot Introduces AI-Powered Anti-Pandemic Initiative ‘ContagionNET’

Mar 5, 2021 |

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are plummeting, vaccinations are ramping up, and by all appearances, the pandemic generally appears to be waning after a horrifying year. That has a lot of researchers asking a scary question: Read more…

COVID Data Report Card: Mixed Results for Public Health

Feb 12, 2021 |

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the importance of “following the data” has been emphasized repeatedly, and for good reason: It provides the best chances for us to minimize the harm caused by COVID-19. Read more…

USC’s AI Framework Pushes Back Against COVID-19 Variants

Feb 9, 2021 |

Just when vaccines were approved and began to be distributed, COVID-19’s first troubling variants started to rear their ugly heads. The variants, particularly those from South Africa and the United Kingdom, possess troubling traits like higher infectiousness, higher risks of mortality and greater abilities to evade both natural antibodies and vaccines. Read more…

Using Genetic Grammar, MIT NLP Model Examines How Viruses Escape

Jan 25, 2021 |

As the COVID-19 pandemic crosses the one-year mark, its various mutations are increasingly dominating headlines. Part of this is due to some variants’ increased infectiousness, but much of it also stems from an underlying worry: Read more…

AI-Powered, Wearable-Enabled COVID-19 Screening Solution Begins Validation

Jan 15, 2021 |

Despite millions of tests per day, the United States remains mired in the darkest phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, with thousands of daily deaths and rising case numbers. One heavy-hitter contributor to this crisis is COVID-19’s propensity for asymptomatic transmission, which medical researchers estimate may account for around 59% of all COVID-19 transmission. Read more…

Johns Hopkins Launches COVID-19 Mortality Calculator, Aims to Inform Vaccine Prioritization

Dec 18, 2020 |

The first COVID-19 vaccine doses are going out in the United States, predominantly to frontline healthcare workers. Unfortunately, the vaccines are currently extremely limited, meaning that state governments are having to make difficult decisions about the order of vaccination priority. Read more…

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