Researchers use open-source software to improve COVID-19 screening with AI

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have partnered with an artificial intelligence (AI) startup on a project that aims to use AI to improve COVID-19 screening.

The Waterloo research team publicly released AI software that can better detect infections from chest x-rays and is looking to enlist expertise from around the world to aid in the project.

“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 at Waterloo. "We hope that by making this software open, we can attract clinicians and scientists far and wide to improve upon the technology."

Key areas are highlighted in pink in these chest radiology images of two patients with COVID-19

Key areas are highlighted in pink in these chest radiology images of two patients with COVID-19

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