Unfortunately, technology is not able to prevent the onset of a global pandemic. But technologies such as machine vision and artificial intelligence can play an essential role in preventing the spread and educate the global community. It can also empower people by increasing awareness of the impact in their location.
For many people, emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, 5G will be just another set of buzzwords. But when they converge, they can collectively offer mouth-watering opportunities to mage a difference in both business and our world. It can also help pave the way for a more innovative approach to pandemic response.
For example, Microsoft Bing revealed an interactive COVID-19 map to provide news updates around the pandemic. Elsewhere, Anodot launched a machine learning-driven analytics dashboard that monitors reported COVID-19 cases. It also notifies users who sign up with updates when the numbers in their local region change significantly.
At a time where social distancing is the norm, self-driving cars, drones, and robots can all perform essential tasks. For example, technology now makes it possible to transport infected people to and from healthcare facilities without unnecessarily putting others at risk.
Although much of this technology is in its infancy, robots will soon be playing a much more significant role than many realize. Drones can track crowds, carry test kits and medicines to quarantine locations. Thermal imaging also makes it much easier to identify infected people. However, these technologies are much more than crystal ball gazing of what could be.
Here in 2020, AI is playing a critical role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many accuse AI of being overhyped, it already has a proven track record in the world of medicine. The problem is not the technology, but setting siloed data free to finally unify the disparate drug discovery data. When that happens, we can expect AI to step up the battle against COVID-19.
Both Industrial Vision Systems (IVS) and the technology they leverage could be described as the unsung heroes that make it possible to manufacture medicine, vaccines, ventilators, and much more. When combined with artificial intelligence, machine vision can empower an entire workforce and enable humans to embrace technology to obtain faster and more accurate results.
IVS quality control vision systems leverage such technologies in all areas of medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing. From multi-camera blister inspection to machine vision solutions, once again, technology enables the company to meet the specific needs of manufacturers in the medical, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries.
Machine vision technology, combined with the advent of deep learning and artificial intelligence in vision system deployment is an area to watch very closely. With proficiency in machine vision, robotics, and industrial automation we are already beginning to see transformational changes industries such as pharma, automotive, electronics, and packaging.
Elsewhere, it was high-speed camera technology, which proved that aerosols from a sneeze can travel up to seven to eight meters. COVID-19 is often described as an invisible enemy. But there is also an argument that the technology helping to fight the global pandemic is equally as unnoticeable as the coronavirus.
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