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The European Union is working hard to design and adopt measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on its Member States. In particular, the European Commission (“EC”) is coordinating a common European response and strategy through measures aimed at reinforcing our public health sectors and mitigating the pandemic’s socioeconomic impact.

On March 25, the EC launched a new initiative through the AI Alliance, to identify developments and advances in artificial intelligence (“AI”) and robotics in the health sector that could assist in the fight against COVID‑19.

The aim of this initiative is to create a unique and easily accessible repository bringing together all tools, ideas and initiatives contributed by European citizens regarding potential applications of AI and robotics to prevent, diagnose and treat COVID-19.

The greatest appeal of the repository will be those ideas and initiatives sufficiently mature to be deployed in the short- and medium-term in the healthcare sector, or even those that have already been implemented. These could range from AI-powered ideas and initiatives that improve the diagnosis of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19 disease, to using robots and advanced sensors to help detect the disease in patients, disinfect hospital premises, help with hospital logistics and implement telepresence for home care assistance.

Who can contribute to the repository of AI ideas and initiatives against COVID-19, and how?

  • Anyone that has developed an AI system or built a robotic tool that can be deployed immediately or in the short to mid-term in the context of disease prevention, diagnosis or treatment.
  • Individuals and organizations that have launched a public or private initiative to discuss the role that technology and AI could play during the current health crisis.
  • Anyone willing to share further ideas or relevant information to fight and mitigate the impact of the virus.

Interested parties can contribute to this repository online in the section enabled on the EC’s website, which can be accessed through this link.

Let us hope AI and robotics will help us win this fight.

Author: Cristina Olesti

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