Facebook claims it’s AI can help predict the need for better Covid-19 care


When it comes to timing its announcements, Facebook can teach a lesson or two to its competitors. Precisely when the social media giant was in the eye of a storm over Whatsapp’s new privacy guidelines, the company has come out with a prescription for the healthcare industry working overtime in Covid-19 cure. 

In an elaborate blog post, Facebook says that it could use artificial intelligence (AI) to predict the need for better or more focussed care of Covid-19 patients. This, it said, is part of the outcomes of researches conducted by an in-house AI unit wherein the healthcare professionals could be warned of the need for intensive care for patients.




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