In this article for Wired, Will Knight shows us how machine learning is currently being used to address the global health emergency triggered by the novel coronavirus now known as COVID-19.
Individuals from the Harvard Medical School are combing through data from public health channels, news reports, and social media posts to determine whether symptoms of the virus are being found in countries outside of China.
Read the article below to understand the benefits of early detection of the virus. Note however, that this article does not fully explain how identified machine learning systems are able to access health data of individuals, and what rules are being implemented to ensure privacy.
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