Covid-19: Chinese supercomputer uses artificial intelligence to diagnose patients from chest scans


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  • Monday, 16 Mar 2020

System analyses hundreds of images in seconds, then advises doctors what to do next. China has offered free use of the machine around the world, but US Centres for Disease Control says it does not recommend using scans to diagnose Covid-19. — SCMP

A supercomputer in China offers doctors around the world free access to an artificial intelligence diagnostic tool for early identification of Covid-19 patients based on a chest scan.

The AI system on the Tianhe-1 computer can go through hundreds of images generated by computed tomography (CT) and gave a diagnosis in about 10 seconds, according to the National Supercomputer Centre in Tianjin, which hosts the machine.

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