Europe is harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence in the fight to beat the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. To provide all stakeholders and citizens with information on the types of solutions AI and robotics can offer, the European Commission is providing a repository where innovators and organisations in the field can share details of the technologies they are deploying successfully, plan to implement, or believe could work.
Responding to the launch of the initiative, our expert contributor on AI and EU policy, Robbert Fisher said: “AI and robotics hold a great promise to improve quality and reduce cost in healthcare in general. In the context of the current COVID19 crisis, AI can be deployed to improve predictive models in fields such as epidemiology, but also positively affect the accuracy and speed of diagnostics (ruling in/ruling out) and analysis of therapies. This could lead, for instance, to increased capacity and better patient care.”
Robbert added: “In combination with robotics, we can think of telepresence of medical staff in intensive care units, thereby increasing capacity. Above all I think the Commission initiative demonstrates the value of the carefully built communities and networks that in crisis like this can be mobilised very quickly, to find solutions that are deployable in the short term, limit fragmentation and pool resources.”
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