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How artificial intelligence will be used to fight coronavirus in new $3m cash splash

By June 12, 2020 No Comments
Australia’s defence against COVID-19 will be bolstered with a $3 million plan to help health workers and researchers.
The Federal Government has today announced the cash boost to improve and fast track the diagnosis of coronavirus, including the use of Artificial Intelligence software to help better diagnose patients.
Coronavirus testing Australia
Hospital staff test people outside the Tanunda War Memorial Hospital, a dedicated COVID-19 testing clinic to deal with the expected uptick in cases in the Barossa Valley, northeast of Adelaide, on March 31.(AAP Image/David Mariuz)
The artificial intelligence algorithms will record medical workers as they’re viewing the scans and then compare their actions to leading experts, aiming to detect weaknesses and provide individual training.
The technology could potentially upskill doctors and radiologists at a time when respiratory specialists around the world are in high demand.
A further $2 million will go to research in nine areas including aged care and Indigenous communities.
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