The solution, according to experts, rests in concerted and joint action based on research and analysis, because the virus mutants are posing new challenges to the scientists and doctors

Artificial intelligence (AI) has come handy for tacking, monitoring and combating Covid-19 pandemic, which has created havoc with raising tentacles and new variants in different parts of the world.

The solution, according to experts, rests in concerted and joint action based on research and analysis, because the virus mutants are posing new challenges to the scientists and doctors.

According IT experts, the tools and technologies being offered under AI are hugely beneficial in almost all aspects of the Covid-19 crisis response.

“When Covid-19 pandemic started spreading in February–March last year, people were clueless about its handling. The Artificial Intelligence came out with easy solutions to track, and identify hotspots. That was very useful in breaking the chain. To a large extent, it was possible to break the virus chain,” said IT expert John Varghese.

Since the virus posed new challenges with mutations and development of new strains, the IT experts came out with solutions accordingly.

“Now the technology is helpful in understanding, detecting, assisting and responding to the situations as and when needed,” he said.

It is helping a lot. The scientists are able to understand the virus and are processing research on possible drugs. The AI is useful also in detecting and diagnosing the virus as also in predicting its evolution.

The IT expert called for concerted efforts taking advantage of Artificial Intelligence, data analysis, and knowledge sharing.

“It is beyond our capacity to develop one treatment, because by the time the doctors are working on one course, the virus is taking another course,” he said and added that the technologies used under artificial intelligence can play big role in combating Covid-19.

The policymakers, according to Varghese, should ensure that the systems under the AI are trustworthy and handled with the best practices.

Source: Oman Observer