We have seen that Artificial Intelligence systems are being developed by companies all over the world as well as institutes are developing their own AI systems as well. It is also known that AI systems are much better than the human models when it comes to predictions of any disease, natural disaster as well as other things.
Now, we all know that Coronavirus is everywhere and everyone is concerned about the problems this virus could have for people around the world. Therefore, it is obvious that the AI systems we have developed should be used for predictions of this virus’ outbreak as well.
For that reason, MIT has made us of its AI system in order to predict when this virus would stop spreading as well as what we need to do in order to stop the deadly nature of this virus. But before that, we need to recall what are the prevention steps for this virus to not spread further.
Everyone is recommending that we need to follow social distancing meaning that there should be a gap between people. Also, this means that the handshakes and such interactions should be stopped until the virus threat is over.
Now, MIT’s AI system says the same thing but warns that if social distancing is not followed then this could be dangerous for everyone around the world. The system says that “Our results unequivocally indicate that the countries in which rapid government interventions and strict public health measures for quarantine and isolation were implemented were successful in halting the spread of infection and prevent it from exploding exponentially”.
While there are talks of opening up the US economy right now, the MIT AI system predicts that “We further demonstrate that relaxing or reversing quarantine measures right now will lead to an exponential explosion in the infected case count, thus nullifying the role played by all measures implemented in the US since mid-March 2020”.