How we used AI in the fight against COVID-19

Customer
Centro Medico Sant'agostino
Channel
Proprietary interface
Sector
Health
How we used AI in the fight against COVID-19
the challenge
COVID-19 challenged the scientific community

Covid-19 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 health facility made us discover how revolutionary AI can be in this field. 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
In search of important answers

After months of research, we managed to build RECORD, a proprietary AI model that can help researchers find the right information amidst a sea of data. We collaborated with the Centro Medico Sant'Agostino, 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.

In search of important answers

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
Centro Medico Sant'agostino
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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