What the Heck is AI doing about COVID-19?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Health Observations and Opinion

**This article was first published on my Medium account on May 9th 2020. **

Yeah, we all know about that. And?

This was a great first start: Artificial Intelligence was beating older systems of pandemic detection, and things were promising. After all, we’ve been spouting off about how much progress we’ve made in AI research and development.


What happened?

Before you and I were politely asked by our governments to please stay the hell at home and put our businesses and lives on hold, there was a time when the novel coronavirus was nothing more than another medical nuisance from China.


Diagnosis – it’s where it all starts

AI and coronavirus

AI robot studies a coronavirus


OK, what else?


Finding the Cure

AI doctor

Not at all creepy AI doctor will fix ya right up


Bots and Drones

UAV ground control station at the Coronavirus Spread Prevention Operational Headquarters in Nur-Sultan

UAV ground control station at the Coronavirus Spread Prevention Operational Headquarters in Nur-Sultan


Tracking hoomans

Contact Tracing - Tracking hoomans

Contact Tracing – Tracking hoomans


OK, so AI is helping but not that much?

Disease research and cures are all about data, perfect for AIs…so, why aren’t we doing better?

Disease research and cures are all about data, perfect for AIs…so, why aren’t we doing better?


This article first appeared on my Medium account on May 9th. 

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