AI for COVID-19

  • AI processing of multi-stream data for COVID-19 and TB diagnosis

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Public Health, Artificial Intelligence and Diagnosis based on Multiple Data Sources

This project is a large interdisciplinary partnership of Doctors, Public Health Researchers, Data Scientists, Physicists and Engineers. It combines the data sets represented by several sources, including images of chest X-rays, audio recordings of coughs and set sentences, and Natural Language Processing applied to clinician data of patient interviews, and possible from wearable diagnostic devices. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution is a weakly supervised Deep Learning network. Its novel in the range of data sources which are unified and then presented coherently to a common AI engine and also in the interaction between the interdisciplinary team in developing the system. Ultimately one may have a tool that can support the diagnosis of a broader range of people with lung pathologies, even over the telephone (COVID-19, pneumonia, TB etc). Based on the wearables, the machine learning algorithm would also be able to diagnose if the patient is crashing or stable.

Institutions Involved

  • Public Health Research Unit
  • Right to Care
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • Brookhaven National Accelerator laboratory
  • CERN
  • Technical University Tswane
  • University of Rwanda