Artificial intelligence in the fight against COVID-19

Customer
Santagostino Medical Centre
Channel
Proprietary AI interface
Sector
Health
Artificial intelligence in the fight against COVID-19
the challenge

COVID-19 challenged the scientific community

Covid-19 challenged the scientific community and was a disruptive event in many areas. It has reached the scientific community as a tsunami of research papers, scientific articles and a huge amount of textual information. There is a growing urgency to process and make sense of this information due to the rapid acceleration of new literature on coronaviruses, making it difficult for the medical research community to keep up.

COVID-19 challenged the scientific community

In response to this problem, the White House and a coalition of leading research groups published the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset Challenge (CORD-19): 'a call to action for the world's artificial intelligence experts to develop text mining and data mining tools that can help the medical community develop answers to high-priority scientific questions'.

Matteo Muffo - AI Researcher, indigo.ai

The opportunity to work with a healthcare facility made us discover how revolutionary the application of artificial intelligence can be in the healthcare sector The fact that our technology helped fight the COVID-19 pandemic is a source of pride for us.

Matteo Muffo - AI Researcher, indigo.ai
the SOlution

RECORD, an artificial intelligence model able to help the medical community find the right information in a sea of data

After months of research, we managed to build RECORD, a proprietary artificial intelligence model that can help researchers find the right information amidst a sea of data. We collaborated with the Centro Medico Santagostino, a healthcare facility in Milan, to validate the AI model and the accuracy of the answers. The model is currently being tested and could be used in a production environment to power a virtual assistant on Covid-19 that can answer the most advanced scientific questions about the virus.

RECORD, an artificial intelligence model able to help the medical community find the right information in a sea of data

The analysis conducted together with the scientific experts shows that RECORD delivers remarkable results in terms of consistency and accuracy of responses. AI language technologies have proven to be exceptionally well suited to meet this kind of challenge, as can be seen from the results below. This is why we aim to make RECORD a valuable ally for researchers and scientific communities who are studying one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced.

The results
The impact of AI on
Santagostino Medical Centre
195K

Scientific articles in the dataset

+80%

Correct answers from topic-specific questions

+62%

Correct answers from medical and scientific experts

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