Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Waterloo Engineering researchers teamed up with an artificial intelligence (AI) startup company this week on an ambitious project to improve COVID-19 screening.

The research team publicly released AI software that can better detect infections from chest x-rays and is now inviting experts from around the world to help make it better.

“This software has had promising initial results,” said Alexander Wong, a systems design engineering professor and director of the Vision and Image Processing (VIP) Lab. "We hope that by making this software open, we can attract clinicians and scientists far and wide to improve upon the technology."

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