Original article can be found here (source): Artificial Intelligence on Medium
Artificial Intelligence VS Corona Virus
Artificial intelligence often raises concerns about privacy, bias, and trickery in areas such as facial recognition and deep fake videos. But amid the outbreak of novel corona virus, some technology companies and scientists are looking to AI for positive impact.
Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) and University CEO Oren Etzioni said, “AI and high technology have recently received some amount of bad rap, but this crisis shows how AI can potentially do a world of good.”
Etzioni was speaking on a call organized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on Monday, as part of the announcement of a project called COVID-19 Open Research Dataset, aka CORD-19.
Building on AI2’s Semantic Scholar project, it uses natural language processing to analyze scientific papers about corona virus, including the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The goal is to help researchers better analyze and understand a growing set of scholarly articles about coronavirus. As reported by GeekWire on Monday, the technology helps to combat information overload, making it easier for researchers find relevant studies. This could lead to new insights or approaches to address the COVID-19 outbreak.