Technology Helping in the Fight Against The Coronavirus
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Artificial Intelligence is among the technologies used to combat the coronavirus
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The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has become a major challenge in the world as it continues to spread and cause havoc around the world. The virus has provided a hard nut to crack as there is no known cure or vaccine to combat it. In addition, researchers and scientists have not been able to keep track of the virus due to the high rate of infection. To fight off this fearsome pandemic, it is important to have all hands on the deck. Here is how technology is helping in the fight against the Coronavirus:

Rt.live virus tracker
Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom, the duo that founded Instagram in 2010 and later sold it to Facebook, recently launched a website for tracking the coronavirus. The website known as Rt.live uses information from the coronavirus tracking project to track the spread of COVID-19 state by state in the U.S.


Rt.Live uses a technique commonly employed in the epidemiology field known as effective reproduction number. The method tracks the number of people who get the virus from one infected person.

Speaking to Bloomberg, Kevin Systrom said: “We’re trying to take what is a complex topic and boil it down to a simple number that anyone can view from their home”.

Twilio video supporting COVID-19 responders
Twilio, a cloud communication company based in California, is offering 3 months of free video service to critical service providers fighting the pandemic including healthcare workers, nonprofit organizations and educators. The offer to frontline workers remains open until June 30th.

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If you are working in any of these areas and would like to take advantage of the offer, you can reach out to the company here.

Nuance offering free COVID-19 content package
Nuance Communications, a software company based in Massachusetts providing artificial intelligence and speech recognition is offering some of its services for free to its users in the healthcare industry. The free 90-day package includes easy-to-use templates to enhance efficiency and capture important data for coronavirus patients.

Speaking about the offer, Dr. Anthony Dunnigan, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer at Valleywise Health in Arizona said “We have taken steps to simplify COVID-19 patient documentation, but the Nuance Dragon Medical templates are steps ahead. With our telehealth framework in place, it is our next step toward crafting specific ‘COVID care’ services. I think all of my colleagues will want to leverage this.”

 

For more information about the Nuance offer, check their website here.

These are just a few of the technologies stepping up to combat the coronavirus. Many other technology companies including Google, Apple, and Bannersnack are also offering their technologies to help in the fight against the pandemic. At a time like this, we need all hands on deck.

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The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has become a major challenge in the world as it continues to spread and cause havoc around the world. The virus has provided a hard nut to crack as there is no known cure or vaccine to combat it. In addition, researchers and scientists have not been able to keep track of the virus due to the high rate of infection. To fight off this fearsome pandemic, it is important to have all hands on the deck. Here is how technology is helping in the fight against the Coronavirus
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