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Canadian startup DarwinAI is using AI to detect coronavirus in chest radiography and to increase access to screening amid the current pandemic. Responding to industry comparisons pitting the software beneath standard PCR [polymerase chain reaction] testing, CEO Sheldon Fernandez explains; “Given the limitations around the classical test, the chemicals you need, the lack of resources, the expertise you need to carry it out, the time it takes to turn around a result, this (AI) is a complementary tool that will give you a statistical answer in a very quick period of time.”
With Government funding already approved, the company hopes COVID-Net will be available in hospitals within weeks.

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