Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize all aspects of human society as part of a “fourth industrial revolution.” COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of AI and forced governments and the public alike to adapt to a new world in which effectively deploying these technologies in key areas cannot just improve lives, but also save them. Great strides can be made to transform economies and communities by focusing on the integration of AI in two key sectors: education and healthcare.
People wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak are seen near a robot at the venue for the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai, China July 9, 2020. (Reuters)
In this pandemic, we’re also trying to have artificial intelligence do things like listen to coughs and diagnose patients, let people know when they've been exposed to the coronavirus, and supercharge the hunt for drugs that might prevent or treat it. pic.twitter.com/sQeQDpWm1J— MIT Technology Review (@techreview) September 13, 2020