EMPLOYING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS
Dr. Jatinder Singh Bhalla, *Dr. Kanika Jain, Dr. Pooja Lal, Dr. Rakesh Verma, Dr. Ashwini Kulkarni
Artificial intelligence (AI), also known as machine intelligence, is the study of any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals. In a global pandemic such as COVID-19, technology, artificial intelligence, and data science can become critical in helping societies and governments to effectively deal with the outbreak. AI can be useful to recognize (diagnose), predict, and explain (treat) COVID-19 infections, and help manage socio-economic impacts. However, human rights, civil liberties and the fundamental principles of law may be exposed or damaged if great caution is not taken. We should commit to the safe, ethical and responsible use of AI. AI is a potentially powerful and widely applicable tool in the fight against coronavirus, but its advantages need to be hedged in a realistic understanding of its limitations. A literature search was conducted using MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, PubMed for studies/news reports/ articles published using the keywords- artificial intelligence, coronavirus but only a limited studies pertaining to the topic could be found out. This review article gives an insight into how AI can be beneficial in this COVID-19 pandemic, its potential pitfalls and the ways in which it can be employed judiciously.
Keywords: Artificial intelligence (AI), Coronavirus, COVID-19.
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