How artificial intelligence provided early warnings of the Wuhan virus

Steve Mollman
How artificial intelligence provided early warnings of the Wuhan virus

During the kind of virus outbreak that China and other nations are now contending with, time is of the essence. Such was the case in 2002 and 2003, when Chinese authorities were accused of covering up the SARS epidemic that eventually claimed over 740 lives around the world. With the current outbreak, involving a coronavirus that originated in Wuhan and has so far taken over 40 lives, the Chinese government is being more transparent, as Germany’s health minister noted to Bloomberg yesterday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.