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    European Initiative for Automated diagnosis and Quantitative Analysis of COVID-19 on Imaging

    10 Apr, 2020

    Imaging COVID-19 AI initiative is a multicenter European project to enhance computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of COVID-19 by using artificial intelligence. The project group will create a deep learning model for automated detection and classification of COVID-19 on CT scans, and for assessing disease severity in patients by quantification of lung involvement.









    Many different hospitals and institutions across Europe will collaborate to rapidly ...
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    How Hospitals Are Using AI to Battle Covid-19

    9 Apr, 2020

    On Monday March 9, in an effort to address soaring patient demand in Boston, Partners HealthCare went live with a hotline for patients, clinicians, and anyone else with questions and concerns about Covid-19. The goals are to identify and reassure the people who do not need additional care (the vast majority of callers), to direct people with less serious symptoms to relevant information and virtual care options, and to direct the smaller number of high-risk and higher-acuity patients to t...
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    How Hospitals Are Using AI to Battle Covid-19

    9 Apr, 2020

    On Monday March 9, in an effort to address soaring patient demand in Boston, Partners HealthCare went live with a hotline for patients, clinicians, and anyone else with questions and concerns about Covid-19. The goals are to identify and reassure the people who do not need additional care (the vast majority of callers), to direct people with less serious symptoms to relevant information and virtual care options, and to direct the smaller number of high-risk and higher-acuity patients to t...
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    COVID Symptom Tracker: Predicting Symptomatic COVID-19 in the UK

    9 Apr, 2020

    ZOE and King's College data science and machine learning teams have been working around the clock to create a machine learning model that uses Symptom Tracker data to predict COVID-19 in the UK. Based on data from the COVID Symptom Tracker app and the assumptions that we lay out below, we estimate that there are a total of 1.9m people in the UK with symptomatic COVID (aged 20-69 only) as of 1st April 2020.




    Our estimate was calculated in 3 steps:




    1. Le...
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    COVIDathon aims to develop open source tools to combat pandemic

    7 Apr, 2020

    The goal of the hackathon is to bring together the decentralized artificial intelligence community in an effort to help find new approaches to combat the coronavirus crisis.

    Starting April 1st, the Decentralized AI Alliance and partners SingularityNET and Ocean Protocol plan to host an online, not-for-profit hackathon called COVIDathon.

    The goal is to bring together the decentralized artificial intelligence community in an effort to help find solutions to combat the COVID-19...
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    Real-time tracking of pathogen evolution

    7 Apr, 2020

    Think of the open-source project Nextstrain.org as an outbreak museum. Labs around the world contribute genetic sequences of viruses collected from patients, and Nextstrain uses that data to paint the evolution of epidemics through global maps and phylogenetic charts, the family trees for viruses.

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    CIMNE researches are applying computational fluid dynamics to predict the distribution of virus

    7 Apr, 2020

    International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) researchers are applying computational fluid dynamics models coupled with particle-based models to the simulation of the flow of virus in the air produced by a sneeze. This research is carried out in close cooperation with the group of Professor Rainald Lohner at George Mason University in the USA. Prof Lohner, who is also the PI in this research activity, is an affiliated scientist to CIMNE where he spends 2-3 mo...
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    Join the AI-ROBOTICS vs COVID-19 initiative of the European AI Alliance!

    7 Apr, 2020
    The European Commission launches an initiative to collect ideas about deployable Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics solutions as well as information on other initiatives that could help face the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.The initiative aims to create a unique repository that is easily accessible to all citizens, stakeholders and policymakers and become part of the common European response to the outbreak of COVID-19.How to contribute?
    You have developed an AI system or built...
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    Modeling takes on life and death importance

    7 Apr, 2020
    Via Science, Martin Enserink and Kai Kupferschmidt write: With COVID-19, modeling takes on life and death importance
    Jacco Wallinga's computer simulations are about to face a high-stakes reality check. Wallinga is a mathematician and the chief epidemic modeler at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), which is advising the Dutch government on what actions, such as closing schools and businesses, will help control the spread of the novel coronavirus in the...
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    Lockdowns in Europe could have averted tens of thousands of deaths according to mathematical models

    7 Apr, 2020
    The infection-control measures put in place in many European countries – such as national lockdowns – are reducing the spread of the coronavirus. Across 11 countries in Western and Northern Europe, between 21,000 and 120,000 deaths will probably have been avoided by the end of March, according to a new model by a group at Imperial College London. The study, published by the Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team on 30 March, estimates the effects that non-pharmaceutical interventio...
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    Estimates of the severity of coronavirus disease 2019: a model-based analysis

    7 Apr, 2020

    As of March 25, 2020, 414 179 cases and 18 440 deaths due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), had been reported worldwide. The epidemic began in mainland China, with a geographical focus in the city of Wuhan, Hubei. However, on Feb 26, 2020, the rate of increase in cases became greater in the rest of the world than inside China. Substantial outbreaks are occurring in Italy (69 176 cases), the USA (5...
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    Experimental AI tool predicts which COVID-19 patients develop respiratory disease

    7 Apr, 2020

    An artificial intelligence tool accurately predicted which patients newly infected with the COVID-19 virus would go on to develop severe respiratory disease, a new study found.
    Towards an Artificial Intelligence Framework for Data-Driven Prediction of Coronavirus Clinical Severity
    The virus SARS-CoV2, which causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has become a pandemic and has spread to every inhabited continent. Given the increasing caseload, there is an urgent need to augment clinica...