Fast turn round research
From inception to publication this project cannot have taken more than four months. That's remarkably swift - particularly the publication cycle. That alone typically takes six months to a year.
The AI community is attempting to tackle the coronavirus pandemic using all sorts of algorithms in its toolbox. As such, it's coming up with ways to predict the virus’ protein structure, crunch through thousands of science papers, and now, er, detecting coughs. Humans are pretty good at hearing coughs, so why do we need …
I'm sure that your new discovery will prove very helpful to the doctors who never knew that before. Especially, since without thermal cameras, microphones and AI convolutional neural networks they may never have been able to determine whether a patient has a temperature and a cough. Luckily for the inventors, this useless tech has arrived at the precise time when people might be stupid enough to buy it. Especially politicians who are just itching to proclaim that they have thrown millions at AI to fight the problem in order to appear "with it". Now is the time when IT pros could be especially helpful in pointing out the true pointlessness of the many many opportunistic attempts to cash in from "medical AI" that are guaranteed to arrive very shortly. And point out any actually useful ones.
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