A software has been developed by Pakistani scientists based on artificial intelligence in order to detect COVID-19 within a minute. This is as per Science Diplomacy Pakistan, a division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to the report, ‘COV-RAID’ has an accuracy of over 90% and is a affordable and universally accessible diagnostic tool.
Science Diplomacy Pakistan congratulated the National Electronics Complex of Pakistan (NECOP) and the Pakistani scientists on developing this tool.
It stated that Pakistan was ready to explore collaborations and partnerships to share this technology with the world.
The Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) had done a trial test of detecting COVID-19 with chest X-rays using artificial intelligence, the National Command and Operating Centre said.
Permission for the trial test was given to NECOP by the PEC. A final test report has, however, yet to be shared by the PEC.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had introduced its ‘Science Diplomacy’ webpage as part of an effort to increase its contribution to the global science landscape and create synergies for international scientific cooperation.
A data repository of chest X-rays has been created to fine-tune the diagnostic software’s ability to identify coronavirus symptoms in patients, as per the COV-RAID website.
It means that the software can use a chest X-ray image of a patient to detect whether the person has the virus or not by comparing it to the reference images it has in its data repository.