This Canadian university is using AI to help combat infectious diseases in 16 countries in the Global South – CTV

Sept. 14, 2023

A Canadian university-led program is exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) can help improve preparedness for infectious diseases outbreaks in the Global South, thus revolutionizing health care on a global scale.

The program, led by York University in Toronto, merges knowledge from researchers, policy makers and local community experts from around the world to create AI-powered tools tailored to specific countries to reduce the devastating impacts of existing or emerging infectious disease outbreaks.

The goal is to design health-care solutions based on local data from different sources and to develop and train AI algorithms to address specific needs such as predicting outbreaks in a set region. The initiative encompasses 16 southern projects in total.

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