Many countries in the world, including India, are racing to find a vaccine for the coronavirus Covid-19. As the corona pandemic continues to gain its foothold across the globe, experts working in different fields are coming together to make a vaccine. Scientists, researchers, and drug-making artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning experts are trying to solve the challenge quickly. In the earlier times of artificial intelligence, it took years for a new vaccine or drug to be created. Yogesh Sharma works as a Senior Product Manager in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the healthcare industry in New York. He says it took years to create different combinations of chemicals and their molecular designs before starting a vaccine trial on animals.
However, the work is now completed within a few days instead of years using artificial intelligence and machine learning. Scientists now get one year's work a week when chemicals are synthesized with machine learning. Postira Corona, an artificial intelligence startup company in the UK, is engaged in drug discovery to combat the virus.
According to the magazine ChemistryWorld, "with the help of artificial intelligence, the company is exploring new avenues to make the drug. The company is coming together with the knowledge of drug users around the world through its artificial intelligence algorithm to defeat the Novel coronavirus."
In the pandemic era, it is shocking that artificial intelligence is now being used to make corona medicine as soon as possible. Swab tests were given greater priority in India in the early months to prevent the spread of the virus. It may take two to five days for the results of this test to come. The coronavirus spread more quickly in India due to the delay in the results. AA Plus Covid-19 testing is based on artificial intelligence and machine learning. These testing can tell you within five minutes whether a person is corona infected or not. The success rate of this separate and cheap rapid detection testing solution in government hospitals is about 98 percent in the testing of corona infections with symptoms and non-symptoms. In cases where a person has other lung problems, the success rate of Covid-19 infection testing is about 87 percent.
In the first few months, the Government of India relied on the SWAB test as a Covid-19 test. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had banned X-ray tests saying it could prove fatal for Covid-19 patients. Relying only on swab tests delays trying to prevent the virus from spreading. X-ray and CT SCAN tests are now being carried out in the country, and the number of infections is also increasing rapidly. Somani says his company is conducting corona tests for at least ten thousand people a day. He says, "We have seen that it takes at least two days for the results to come from the Swab test. We wanted to help doctors to reduce the risk of not only screening the infected but also to detect Covid-19 patients."
Artificial Intelligence in Medical Sector:
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are not new technology for doctors working in the medical field in India. In the past, the same technique has been used in recent times in complex surgery activities.
Such surgery is called robotics-assisted surgery (RAS) and, at its core, is artificial intelligence. If we talk about traditional surgery, not only does the process of operation take more time, but it also takes more time for the patient to fully recuperation. They have to stay in the hospital for more days, and most importantly, there is no guarantee of how accurate the surgery was. Ras not only saves time but also saves patients money. More than 500 hospitals and clinics across India today undergo robotics-assisted surgeries.
What is artificial intelligence?
Experts say that artificial intelligence is a kind of technology that teaches computers to think like humans. In this technology, machines gather information and respond accordingly by observing the surroundings around them. This requires accurate data, although mistakes can be corrected through machine learning and algorithms. This can explain why data has become extremely important in today's era. Countries like India, where there is only one doctor per thousand population, healthcare has immense potential for artificial intelligence.
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