The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new cure over the weekend that it says can analyze COVID-19 symptoms and recommend an action in an effort to help an overwhelming health care system.
The bot, known as Clara, uses Microsoft’s framework for the Azure Healthcare Bot, which the government hopes will help prevent fears of people who think they may have the virus.
“Microsoft’s Healthcare Bot service is a solution that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help CDC and other front-line organizations respond to these requests and release doctors, nurses, administrators, and other healthcare professionals to provide critical care to those who need it.” Microsoft wrote in a statement in conjunction with the CDC announcement.
Bot tries to provide guidance for whom to test, even though the CDC states that “testing decisions depend on state and local health departments and / or individual clinics.”
The new coronavirus, which has been declared a pandemic among more than 353,000 confirmed cases around the world, has put a strain on health care.
People around the world are worried about having colds or flu-like symptoms associated with the virus, something Microsoft described as a “bottleneck that threatens to overwhelm the health systems that deal with the crisis.”
As of Monday afternoon, there have been more than 353,000 reported cases of COVID-19, including at least 35,000 in the United States.