UPM apologises for confusion caused by app that supposedly detects Covid-19 through selfies

Idrus said the app, which uses AI to analyse digital biomarkers, still needs to be verified using clinical data. — Screenshot from UPM Facebook

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has apologised for sharing an infographic on 10 innovations and initiatives by its researchers to fight Covid-19, which included an app that was claimed to detect the coronavirus by analysing selfies.

In a Facebook post, UPM vice-chancellor for research and innovation, Prof Datuk Dr Zulkifli Idrus explained that the Inovasi Self-diagnose app is still in development and testing stages, and it was not ready to be announced to the public.

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