As reported by Nikki Asian Review, Alibaba's research division called Damo Academy, has created an AI system that detects coronavirus. The researchers said they trained her technology, using samples of approximately 5.000 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
As the researchers also said, the system can understand the difference between patients infected with coronavirus and patients with viral pneumonia, with an accuracy rate of 96%. THE algorithm based on the latest research and treatment guidelines.
The tool was first unveiled at Qiboshan Hospital in Zhengzhou, located in Henan province. The hospital has been accepting patients since Sunday. An Alibaba official said the tool would soon be approved by more than 100 hospitals located in Anhui, Guangdong and Hubei.
The new diagnostic system will help reduce a patient's diagnosis times, as it can detect if someone has infected from the virus in just 20 seconds. In comparison, a doctor needs on average about 15 to 20 minutes to have a CT scan and diagnose if the patient has coronavirus.
The Chinese National Health Commission takes the results of candidate CT scans as a top priority instead of the nucleic acid test method. Those who are diagnosed with coronavirus will receive immediate treatment.
This is not the first time Alibaba has used AI technology to detect coronavirus outbreaks. Researchers at Damo Academy have also created one service AI-based public health provider providing the necessary information about SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus. The Chinese government commissioned it in Zhejiang Province in January 2020. The tool can provide answers to most of the studies related to coronary artery disease.